‘Mindhunter’ Finished? Here’s Why the Concern is Real


Have we come to the end of the road for acclaimed Netflix thriller series Mindhunter?

That’s what fans are worried about now that news has come that Netflix has let the options of the cast lapse. The show’s stars, including Holt McCallany, Jonathan Groff and Anna Torv, are officially free to get other work – and that includes other series.

The second season of the David Fincher-exec produced series hit Netflix five months ago, and there’s been no word on a third season since. Now that options on the cast have expired, there’s a big question mark on whether or not the show will continue. It’s not done until it’s done, though, and as far as Netflix is concerned, there is still the chance of a third season.

“David is focused on directing his first Netflix film Mank and on producing the second season of Love, Death and Robots,” said Netflix in a statement. “He may revisit Mindhunter again in the future, but in the meantime felt it wasn’t fair to the actors to hold them from seeking other work while he was exploring new work of his own.”

Mank, by the way, is a Fincher-directed biopic on Citizen Kane screenwriter Herman Mankiewicz. Netflix is producing the film, with Oscar winner Gary Oldman set to star.

According to Deadline‘s sources, the cast of Mindhunter would love to continue to working with Fincher and tackle a third season, although that just won’t be possible if they’ve signed up for something else that takes their time. There’s also whispers that Fincher was looking to up the budget of the series, which could be another factor in Netflix’s decision not to renew it quite yet.

And now it’s a waiting game. As the #Mindhunter hashtag is spread around on Twitter, there’s a chance it could be indicating to Netflix the passion of the fanbase, and that may have a hand to play on whether or not it’s brought back. Hopefully it is.



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