Mindhunter will not be returning for a third season on Netflix. This news comes from the man behind the series – director David Fincher. Jonathan Groff (above), Holt McCallany, Anna Torv, Joe Tuttle, Albert Jones, Stacey Roca, Michael Cerveris, Lauren Glazier, and Sierra McClain star in the psychological crime thriller.
Based on the memoir of FBI agent John Douglas, the story revolves around a pair of FBI Agents (Groff and McCallany) and a psychologist (Torv) who operate the FBI’s Behavioral Science Unit. They launch a project to interview imprisoned serial killers in hopes of using that knowledge to catch others.
Season two arrived on Netflix in August 2019, and the cast was released from their contracts. Fincher confirmed the end of the series in an interview, per TV Line:
“I’m very proud of the first two seasons. But it’s a very expensive show and, in the eyes of Netflix, we didn’t attract enough of an audience to justify such an investment [for Season 3]. I don’t blame them; they took risks to get the show off the ground… It’s a blessing to be able to work with people who are capable of boldness. The day our desires are not the same, we have to be honest about parting ways.”
In a previous interview, there was still hope the series would return with new episodes at some point.
What do you think? Were you hoping for a third season of Mindhunter on Netflix?
I was looking forward to season 3 of this show. I agree with other comments about spending money on other romcom and supernatural movies and passing on this very interesting show.
Show was terrible. Glad it was cancelled hallelujah
A total travesty! I have long suspected Netflix was run by a pack of Howling Monkeys. Now, I am assured of that fact. I (we) will always have seasons 1 & 2 to re-watch for thrilling quality entertainment.
They have 200million to throw at stupid movies like ‘Red Notice,’ but they don’t have enough money for decent shows. Netlix quality is going down.
Yes , they have money to spend in stupid romcom movies or series but not for quality content like this, you are talking to the MTFK David Fincher for god sake!!!
Maybe if Netflix spent less money on teenage supernatural shows, there would be enough in the budget for quality like this.
I was looking forward to more of the series. Great show!