Bad news for fans still holding out hope for “Mindhunter’ Season 3: David Fincher tells Vulture that his acclaimed Netflix serial killer drama series is “probably” done for good. News broke at the start of 2020 that “Mindhunter” cast members Jonathan Groff, Holt McCallany, and Anna Torv were being released from their contracts as a third season of the show was being put on an indefinite hold. That was because Fincher would not be able to develop a new season as he was busy working on his new feature “Mank.” Now “Mindhunter” Season 3 appears to be dead.
“I think probably,” Fincher answered when asked by Vulture if “Mindhunter” is over. “Listen, for the viewership that it had, it was an expensive show. We talked about ‘Finish ‘Mank’ and then see how you feel,’ but I honestly don’t think we’re going to be able to do it for less than I did Season 2. And on some level, you have to be realistic about dollars have to equal eyeballs.”
“‘Mindhunter’ was a lot for me,” Fincher noted, saying he spent six to seven months a year for over three years in Pittsburgh in order to work on the series. “We had done the first season of ‘Mindhunter’ without a showrunner, with me pinch-hitting on a week-by-week basis. We started getting scripts for the second season, and I ended up looking at what was written and deciding I didn’t like any of it. So we tossed it and started over.”