Mindhunter Season 3 will have to wait for David Fincher to finish his next project
Here’s some bittersweet news. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the third season of the terrific Netflix drama Mindhunter will have to wait for series creator David Fincher to finish his latest film. And while it’s always a good day when Fincher directs a film… Mindhunter is really, really good. Don’t fret too much. Fincher has stated he expects the series to last at least five seasons. He just has to finish Mank, his upcoming biopic on Citizen Kane screenwriter Herman Mankiewicz, first.
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.