Netflix puts Mindhunter season 3 on indefinite hold
Due to executive producer David Fincher’s busy schedule, The Wrap reports that Netflix has put their hit crime thriller series Mindhunter on an indefinite hiatus, halting all plans for the potential third season. The cast led by Jonathan Groff, Holt McCallany and Anna Torv have been released from their contracts. However, despite this unfortunate delay, the streaming service assures fans that the show will not be cancelled.
“David is focused on directing his first Netflix film ‘Mank’ and on producing the second season of ‘Love, Death and Robots,’” A Netflix representative said in statement. “He may revisit ‘Mindhunter’ again in the future, but in the meantime felt it wasn’t fair to the actors to hold them from seeking other work while he was exploring new work of his own.”
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 will likely cover Son of Sam and the reappearance of the BTK Killer.
Along with Groff and McCallany, the series 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 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.
Seasons 1 and 2 are already available for streaming on Netflix.