Fans have started a petition to get Netflix to save Mindhunter Season 3 after it was reported that the third season isn’t happening, and it’s almost reached 40k signatures. The news that Mindhunter Season 3 might not happen came after creator/writer/producer/director, David Fincher, revealed that Netflix doesn’t want to make the third season because it would cost too much money.
We’re going to be completely transparent with you here. We were told that things were looking good for Mindhunter Season 3. We were actually informed that Fincher and Netflix were talking about making the third season.
Given Fincher’s comments in his interview with Le Journal Du Dimanche, it seems as though the two parties reached an impasse, and it came down to money. The first two seasons of Mindhunter were pretty expensive, and it seems as though Fincher would need even more money than it took to make Season 2 in order to make the third season.
This would just be too much for Netflix, given their recent money issues and the fact that the first two seasons didn’t draw as big an audience as they were hoping they would.
Will Netflix ever make Mindhunter Season 3?
During his interview with the French media outlet, Fincher was asked about Mindhunter Season 3. Here’s what he had to say on the matter:
I’m very proud of the first two seasons. But it’s a particularly expensive show and, in the eyes of Netflix, we haven’t attracted a large enough audience to justify such an investment. I don’t blame them, they took risks to launch the series.
This news came as a bit of a shock to the millions of fans of the show worldwide, and many of them took to social media to demand that the show be saved, possibly by another streaming platform. This was when one fan took to Change.org to start a new petition.
Speaking on behalf of “Mindhunter Netflix Fans Worldwide”, the person behind the petition, Dawn Bruner, wrote the following:
Many of us waited patiently and anticipated excitedly for Season 2 to drop, and when it finally arrived we were elated. We have watched, rewatched, and binge-watched, as well, we have dedicated hours to discussing our favourite scenes and characters, marvelling at your brilliance, your attention to the minute details, appreciating the little quirks, nuances, and peculiarities.
The petition continued:
So we are understandably disappointed and upset at the decision to put Season 3 off indefinitely while Mr. David Fincher works on other projects. We understand, you value those projects, and we feel the same about our Mindhunter. Please believe, even if the numbers didn’t add up in Season 2 as they did for the first Season, we are still out here waiting faithfully and clamoring for more. So we respectfully ask you to please reconsider your priorities and make the time to film Season 3, soon, and if that isn’t a possibility and/or cannot be arranged, then please consider another director for Season 3.
Who could come and save David Fincher’s show?
The petition has now reached just over 39K signatures, which isn’t bad at all. However, it has to be said that it won’t be enough to convince Netflix, or any other streaming platforms for that matter, to save the show.
They would need Amber Heard petition numbers for them to really take a look at it and think that there might be something there for them to come and save the show. However, I will say that I’m not sure how much credence Hollywood executives pay to these petitions.
So, even if the petition gets huge numbers, Netflix might still not want to spend the money on the series. That said, I have a feeling that many other streamers/networks might be looking at the Mindhunter property.
We’re just going to have to wait and see. Mindhunter Season 1 and 2 are available to stream on Netflix right now.
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What do you make of this news? Are you hoping that Netflix will end up saving Mindhunter Season 3, given the huge demand for the series to return? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.
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