David Fincher apparently in talks to develop Mindhunter season 3

The show went on hiatus in October 2020.

David Fincher is reportedly in discussions with Netflix about developing a third season of his serial killer drama Mindhunter, according to Small Screen. 

“Conversations between Netflix and Fincher are ongoing. They are discussing the possibility of bringing the show back for a third season,” a source told the media news site. “It’s still very early days, but Fincher sounds more upbeat about the project."

The acclaimed director announced back in October 2020 during an interview with Vulture that the show would be put on indefinite hold. 

He cited both exhaustion with the project, having overseen much of the directing, showrunning and writing process for both seasons, as well as the fact that Mindhunter’s viewership numbers weren’t enough to justify its high budget. 

Since then however, Fincher has signed an exclusive four-year deal with the streaming giant to develop new content and directed Mank, about the writing process of Orson Welles’s Citizen Kane which has been nominated for 10 Academy Awards.

This puts him in a very favourable position with Netflix meaning it's more likely they'll want him to resume work on Mindhunter.

Set in the late 1970s, Mindhunter follows FBI agents Holden Ford (Jonathan Groff) and Bill Tench (Holt McCallany) who interview different serial killers in order to gain an understanding of their behaviour so they can then use this knowledge to solve other murders.

It’s not yet clear what a third season would be about but there are of course a huge variety of different cases for Fincher and the production team to choose from.  

Both seasons of Mindhunter are available to stream on Netflix now. 

Source: Games Radar

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