A new record is claiming Mindhunter season 3 is back on the table but how plausible is that the return of the Netflix hit?
UK site Small show cites an unidentified source as saying that Netflix has revived talks with Mindhunter auteur David Fincher to get a new season of this serial killer play, after placing it on “indefinite hold” above one year ago.
The website’s source claims”Conversations between Netflix and Fincher are ongoing. They are discussing the possibility of bringing back the show for a third season.
“It’s still quite early days,” they add,” but Fincher seems more optimistic about the job.”
Netflix has made no official comment, leaving fans to guess how severe these Mindhunter season 3 rumours are.
On the other hand, they make a certain amount of sense, because David Fincher spoke at length around the first psuedo-cancellation about how draining the series was on him and how he desired to do anything else, and it is well-known that Fincher is the driving force behind the set. So the only way that a fresh Mindhunter season would plausibly happen is whether Fincher was prepared to revisit Holden Ford, Bill Tench, Wendy Carr along the BSU.
However, anything from an unnamed source always has to be taken with a grain of salt, also there are plenty of logistical hurdles before season 3 could be seriously considered.
Even if you assume the Small Screen report is right, these talks are ancient, meaning that they could wind up going nowhere. Talks happen all the time without necessarily leading to any content being made; one such example is Dick Wolf and NBC referring to the Law & Order: Hate Crimes spinoff, which has been in evolution because 2018 yet never actually turned up. The previous report in 2019 had NBC execs saying it “will happen one day” which seems an awful lot as the limbo Mindhunter lovers happen to be in.
Another issue is that none of the cast is under contract. When Netflix created the”indefinite hold” statement, it also released them out of their contracts in order that they could find other jobs. The network and studio would have to get Jonathan Groff, Holt McCallany, and Anna Torv back on board to generate Mindhunter season 3.
While the celebrities have been open about how much they enjoyed doing the show, needing to do a new season does not mean that they actually could. It depends upon if they would be available when Netflix is prepared to shoot the third season, or whenever they will be contractually connected to additional projects. Stars have had to turn down functions all the time due to scheduling conflicts.
If we are looking at this just like a case, there aren’t too much to get excited about just yet. While the idea of David Fincher and Netflix talking about more Mindhunter is encouraging, one vague report doesn’t a new season make-especially when there are a lot of steps between now and getting season 3 made.