David Fincher has confirmed that Mindhunter season 3 is dead
“In Netflix’s eyes, we’re not attracting a large enough audience to justify that kind of investment,” executive producer Fincher said.
David Fincher checked the pulse of ‘Mindhunter’ and confirmed that he is dead, gone and buried.
Fincher, who produced the series and directed seven episodes, confirmed that the serial killer-centric show was ultimately too expensive for Netflix.
“I’m very proud of the first two seasons, but it’s a particularly expensive show, and in Netflix’s eyes, we’re not attracting a large enough audience to justify that kind of investment,” Fincher said. Le Journal du Dimanche. “I don’t blame them, they took a risk by starting the series.”
“Mindhunter” premiered in 2017 and starred Jonathan Groff and Holt McCallany as two FBI agents who set up a unit to begin the practice of criminal profiling in the 1970s. The series is based on the 1995 book Mindhunter: Inside the FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit by John E. Douglas and Mark Olshaker.
While Season 2 debuted in August 2019, the series appeared to be informally canceled on the streamer. Stars Groff, McCallany and Anna Torv were released from their Netflix contracts in January 2020 after the series was placed on indefinite hold.
Fincher later explained that the combination of high budget and low ratings made “Mindhunter” “a lot” for him, citing that he spent six to seven months in Pittsburgh to work on the series for three years.
“We did the first season of Mindhunter without a showrunner, and I was tweaking it week by week,” Fincher said. Vulture in 2020. “We started getting the scripts for the second season, and I ended up looking at the scripts and decided I didn’t like any of them. So we tossed it up and started over.”
The Oscar nominee continued, “And you have to be realistic on some level that the dollar has to equal the eyeball.”
However, the plot line for a possible third season was already in the works. Narrated by Andrew Dominik, director of season 2 Collision if “Mindhunter” had continued into a third installment, the show would have been set in Los Angeles.
“One of them wanted to contact Jonathan Demme and the other wanted to contact Michael Mann,” Dominik said. “And it was all about creating a profile, to get it into a kind of zeitgeist, into the public consciousness. It would have been … it was the season everyone was looking forward to when they get out of the basement and get going.”
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