Mindhunter Season 3 release date: Is Netflix renewing Mindhunter for a new season? Here’s what you need to know about the future of David Fincher’s acclaimed crime series.
- While fans eagerly await the release of Season 3, Netflix has postponed the renewal of the series indefinitely in January 2020.
- Producer-director David Fincher is working on other projects.
Netflix’s gripping crime thriller show Mindhunter is based on the true crime book Mindhunter: Inside the FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit written by John E. Douglas and Mark Olshaker. It’s about FBI agents Holden Ford and Bill Tench, along with psychologist Wendy Carr, who runs the FBI’s Behavioral Science Unit within the Training Division of the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia. They interview imprisoned serial killers to understand how they think, hoping to apply this knowledge to solve ongoing cases.
After the remarkable success of previous seasons, fans are eagerly awaiting the third season. However, in January 2020, Netflix canceled the extension of the series indefinitely. The show has not been technically canceled – just that the cast and crew have been released from their contracts). Realistically, the chances of putting them back together in the future are slim, just like for a new season of Mindhunter.
The director, David Fincher’s, is busy with other projects, and it’s one of the reasons behind Mindhunter Season 3’s delay. While we remain optimistic about the overhaul, we’re bringing you all the details of Season 3.
What will the Mindhunter season 3 plot be?
The first season of Mindhunter took place in the late 1970s and the second season started in the early 1980s. It’s reasonable to expect Season 3 to take place in the early 1980s. The names of ‘Butcher Baker’ Robert Hansen, ‘Green River Killer’ Gary Ridgway, ‘Night Stalker’ Richard Ramirez and ‘Milwaukee Cannibal’ Jeffrey Dahmer and BRK Killer are all names that have been speculated.
Aside from the serial killers who play key roles in each season, Mindhunter’s central cast also has some issues of its own that will be further explored in future episodes. A twist that has particularly powerful repercussions for season three revolves around Bill Tench’s son Brian and the infanticide he saw halfway through season two. So we have to wait with bated breath to unravel these answers.
Who is in the season 3 cast?
The core cast will likely remain the same, and we can certainly expect a few high-profile additions. Leaders such as Jonathan Groff (as Holden Ford), Holt McCallany (as Bill Tench) and Anna Torv (as Wendy Carr) are sure to return. A look at a likely star cast for Season 3.
- Jonathan Groff as Holden Ford
- Holt McCallany as Bill Tench
- Anna Torv as Wendy Carr
- Hannah Gross as Debbie Mitford
- Cotter Smith as Robert Shepard
- Stacey Roca as Nancy Tench
- Joe Tuttle as Gregg Smith
- Michael Cerveris as Ted Gunn
- Lauren Glazier as Kay Manz
- Albert Jones as Jim Barney
- Sierra McClain as Tanya Clifton
- June Carryl as Camille Bell
Has Netflix canceled Mindhunter?
Netflix has not been officially canceled Mindhunter yet. A spokesperson confirmed that season 3 is not currently in the works, but noted that it might happen in 5-10 years.
Netflix executives should also look at the show’s audience and analyze it with production costs. According to a report, Fincher confirmed Mindhunter season 3 will not take place in the near future. He links viewing audience to production costs by stating, “At some level, you have to be realistic – dollars should be equal to eyeballs.”
Regarding Netflix putting the show on hold indefinitely, a Netflix representative said Thrillist[Fincher] Mindhunter may visit again in the future, but in the meantime did not find it fair to the actors to dissuade them from seeking other work while he was exploring new work himself. “
Cinematographer Erik Messerschmidt, who worked on much of Mindhunter and collaborated again with Fincher on the film name Limp, admitted to Thrillist in June that he doesn’t know what’s going on with the series, but would like it to continue. He said, ‘I’ve heard things are on hold for a while. We will see. Who knows? But it would be an honor to go back. “
When will Mindhunter season 3 premiere?
Since the series is on indefinite hold, we can only speculate when season 3 premieres on Netflix. Fincher is working on season 2 of “Love, Death + Robots” and “Mank”. We also have to consider the coronavirus pandemic, which caused numerous shows and movies to go off production.
All things considered, we’re probably looking at Mindhunter arriving at the earliest in 2022, if it’s back at all. Season 1 premiered in October 2017 and season 2 in August 2019, so fans are used to waiting. We will just have to wait a little longer than initially expected.