A ray of hope for all the Mindhunter’s fans as David Fincher and Netflix are once again is in the talk about Mindhunter Season 3. The second season of the critically acclaimed series arrived two years back. And ever since then, the fans are getting desperate to see more. It is considered to be one of the best Netflix originals. So, will this show ever make its return to the streaming giant? Here are all the latest details.
Mindhunter is an American psychological thriller crime drama TV series. Joe Penhall created this show for Netflix. It is an adaptation of the 1995 true crime book of the same name. The first season came out on October 13, 2017, on the streaming giant. Its second season came after a gap of two years. And in January 2020, the streaming platform put the third season of this show on hold.
Mindhunter Season 3: Renewal Status!
On January 15, 2020, Netflix officially put the third season of this crime drama on hold. They didn’t cancel it. They just released the cast and crew from their contracts. Netflix made this decision because at that time, one of the show’s executive producers, David Fincher, was focused on directing his first film, Mank. He was also serving as the producer of Love, Deaths, and Robots Season 2.
The streaming giant also stated that David Fincher might revisit the series in the future for Mindhunter Season 3. However, in the meantime, it wasn’t fair for them to hold the actors while the makers were exploring new projects. As a result, the series is facing a hiatus for the past five years. Although there is a possibility that its renewal status might change in the near future. But at present, the show is still “on hold.”
Will It Ever Return?
Back then, David Fincher and Netflix only made contact regarding Mindhunter Season 3, and the show already began to make headlines. The fans are still as excited for the third season as they were two years ago. Small Screen reported that David Fincher and Netflix are discussing the return of the series. It is still in the early days David Fincher sounds more enthusiastic about this project than ever. Fincher always said in his interviews that he isn’t finished with the Mindhunter.
Not only him, but almost all the cast members are hopeful about the return of this show and are excited to work in it again. Holt McCallany, who plays the character of Special Agent Bill Tench, stated that he is hopeful that the psychological drama will not only return for the third season but for two more seasons after it as well. Also, the critical acclaim and reviews of the series were pretty good. So, there is a great possibility that sooner or later, Mindhunter Season 3 will arrive on Netflix.
Mindhunter Season 3: Cast Details
As we mentioned above, Netflix released all the main cast members of the series due to the indefinite hiatus. They didn’t want to hold the stars from taking the new projects while they are materializing the third season. Since all the cast members took on new projects and are really busy with their schedules, it will be very difficult to reassemble them and that too at the same time.
However, most of them already showed their interest in working in Mindhunter Season 3, as it was one of the best shows of their careers. One of the show’s leading actresses, McCallany, admitted that the actors prepared themselves for five seasons. She stated, “We did have a bible, a five-season bible, that existed when we started rehearsals for the first season.”
So, if now David Fincher and Netflix manage to pull off this cast heist, then all the prominent cast members will likely reprise their roles in the new season. The returning cast members will include Jonathan Groff as FBI agent Holden Ford, Holt McCallany as FBI agent Bill Tench, Stacey Roca as Nancy Tench, Anna Torv as Wendy Carr, Joe Tuttle as Gregg Smith, Michael Cerveris as Ted Gunn, and Lauren Glazier as Kay Manz. Besides them, the fans can also expect to see some new faces whenever the show returns.
Previous Season Recap!
In the second season of Mindhunter, the viewers saw Holden and Bill hitting a dead end with their investigation. They were trying to catch the Atlanta killer, but nothing is working out for them. Holden came up with a new plan to lure him out. There was also a moment when Hunn disappointed Wendy by telling her not to interview more criminals. Holden recommended watching the bridges, whereas an upset Bill tried to reconnect with Brian. Also, Wendy heard a conversation of her husband with his ex and decided to end their relationship.
The final episode of the second season featured the FBI and police focusing on their investigation, having Wayne Williams as their primary suspect. Later, they charged Williams for two of the murders, but Holden still had some doubt. Upon returning home, he learned that Nancy and Brian moved out of the house without him. By the end of the season finale, the viewers saw the BTK strangler continuing his ways despite burying them.
Mindhunter Season 3: Release Date
As previously mentioned, the show is still on hold, and hence it is quite difficult to predict its release date. However, if Netflix and Fincher successfully come to an agreement regarding the third season in the next couple of months and renew it, then the fans can expect Mindhunter Season 3 to release by the end of 2022 or in the first half of 2023 on Netflix. Till then, stay tuned with us for more updates.