The second season of Netflix crime drama series Mindhunter dropped back in 2019. However, since then, fans have been waiting to hear about Mindhunter Season 3. But to our surprise, the series executive producer David Fincher has been recently spotted discussing the future of Mindhunter with Netflix. Further, the series star has also hinted at the future of the series. So now let’s see what they have to say about Mindhunter Season 3.
Based on John Douglas and Mark Olshaker’s 1995 crime book titled Mindhunter: Inside the FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit, it revolves around the FBI agents Holden Ford and Bill Tench along with psychologist Wendy Carr. The trio operates a research project where they interview serial killers and try to learn their psychology to apply it to solve other mysterious and dangerous cases.
Mindhunter Season 3: Is It Renewed?
Smart Screen recently reported that the executive producer David Fincher has been in talks with Netflix regarding the renewal of the third season. Back in January 2020, the news came off that David was focusing on new projects. He was producing Love, Death, and Robots Season 2 while directing Netflix’s first film Mank. Thus, it became quite complicated to make Mindhunter Season 3 at that time.
He asked actors to meantime explore the other projects while he’s busy with his own. However, a couple of years later, David finally discussed with Netflix to return with the most-anticipated third season. As of now, it is currently in its early stage, but David sounds more cheerful than ever. Unfortunately, however, Netflix is yet to announce the renewal of the third season. But, the doors for Mindhunter haven’t officially closed either, so hopefully, soon David could return with the next run.
Will It Return?
Well, the crime drama received positive reviews from critics as well as fans. While the first season earned 97% positive responses on Rotten Tomatoes and 79% on Metacritic. The second season garnered 98% response on Rotten Tomatoes, and 85% on Metacritic. This hype in ratings itself hints at the possibility of its return. Furthermore, the series gained ten Academy Awards nominations to date.
Holt McCallany Seems Hopeful To Return
Speaking with Pop Culture, Holt said that he is hopeful of returning with the third run. Even, he said seeing fans’ response, it feels like the show could run for five seasons. Howbeit we know that the streaming platform isn’t afraid to scrap the big titles. Yet canning the series like this could be dangerous for the streamer. But, David already confirmed that he wished to revisit the show sometime in the future. Thus, it implies that sooner or later, season 3 would renew.
Mindhunter Season 3: Who Could Return?
If the third season happens sometime in the future. We can expect the main characters to return. These include Jonathan Groff as FBI agent Holden Ford and Holt McCallany as FBI agent Bill Tench. Besides them, the other actors who could join are Stacey Roca as Nancy Tench and Anna Torv as Wendy Carr. In addition, Joe Tuttle as Gregg Smith, Lauren Glazier as Kay Manz, and Michael Cerveris as Ted Gunn would also join.