David Fincher expects Mindhunter to last five seasons
Good news for those of you who already finished Season 2 of Mindhunter — a lot more is on the horizon. As reported by THR, series creator David Fincher proclaimed to actor Holt McCallany (who recalled the conversation during an interview) that he expects the critically-acclaimed series to last up to five seasons, even if he somehow screws it up in the process.
“[David Fincher] said ‘Listen, are you ready to do this for five seasons? Because even if I f**k it up, it’s gonna go five seasons, and I don’t intend to f**k it up.’ So I’d like to think that we will continue, for as long as David is intrigued by telling this particular story,” McCallany said.
The actor also hinted that Season 3 could represent “a complete reimagining of the show,” which is exciting to think about considering how great Season 2 turned out to be. The only downside to all of this is that we have to wait far too long for the next season to arrive.
In Mindhunter, two FBI agents (Jonathan Groff and Holt McCallany) set out on a sinister investigative odyssey to discover the brutal answers. In addition to the Atlanta Child Murders — which took place between 1979 and 1981 — the new season covers Son of Sam and the reappearance of the BTK Killer.
Along with Groff and McCallany, Mindhunter features Anna Torv (Fringe, Heavenly Sword, The Daughter) and Hannah Gross (Unless, I Used to Be Darker, Take What You Can Carry). The series is directed by David Fincher (Gone Girl, The Social Network, Zodiac), Asif Kapadia (Amy, Senna), Tobias Lindholm (A War, A Hijacking) and Andrew Douglas (The Amityville Horror, U Want Me 2 Kill Him?). Season 2 will feature Damon Herriman (Justified, Quarry) playing Charles Manson, a role he also filled for the upcoming Once Upon A Time… in Hollywood.
Joe Penhall (The Road) created the series. Fincher, Joshua Donen (Gone Girl, The Quick and the Dead), Charlize Theron (Girlboss, Hatfields & McCoys) and Cean Chaffin (Gone Girl, Fight Club) are executive producers. The first season of Mindhunter has been Certified Fresh with a 96% on Rotten Tomatoes, and was lauded by critics for its reinvention of the crime procedural, when it premiered in October 2017.
Mindhunter season 2 is currently streaming on Netflix.