Will There Be A Mindhunter Season 3 On Netflix? Has The Show Been Cancelled?

It seemed as though we would never get a Mindhunter Season 3 on Netflix, but that might not be totally true. Let me explain why.

Mindhunter is easily one of Netflix’s most interesting original shows. However, the whole thing was really masterminded by the iconic Hollywood director, David Fincher.

There had been reports that Mindhunter Season 3 wasn’t going to happen and that the show had been cancelled. However, those reports were pretty off the mark. What actually happened was that David Fincher felt the show took up too much of his time and he wanted to devote his time to other projects.

One of those projects was Mank, which landed on Netflix a few month back and was pretty good. Personally, it was one of my least favourite Fincher movies, but that’s probable because I wasn’t all that interested in the subject matter of the film.

Is Mindhunter Season 3 happening or not?

Jonathan Groff in Mindhunter Season 2

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So, I suppose you all just want me to cut to the chase. OK, as it stands, Mindhunter is kind of on a break. It’s in a sort of limbo. It hasn’t been officially cancelled by Netflix. It’s really all up to David Fincher and whether he wants to take on a third season or not.

The truth is that Fincher is a perfectionist. If he feels a certain shot could be better, he will keep on shooting until he gets what he wants or realizes the first shot was what he wanted all along. He’s infamous for doing a lot of takes, and it sometimes means that his cast and crew are at their wits’ end while working on one of his projects.

Imagine what it must have been like working on a show with Fincher where they have to film multiple episodes. It must have been a bit of a nightmare. However, everyone involved in the show really wants a chance to come back and finish it properly.

There’s still some story to tell

David Fincher Mindhunter Season 3 Netflix Cancelled

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That’s the other reason why I feel that Mindhunter Season 3 will happen. Fincher can’t leave things unfinished, and there’s a lot more story to tell. However, Fincher did reveal in an interview with Variety that making Season 2 pretty much wiped him out:

I certainly needed some time away. We had all hands on deck to finish [season two] and we didn’t have a ton of scripts and a ton of outlines and a bible standing by for season three. I’ll admit I was a little bit like ‘I don’t know that I’m ready to spend another two years in the crawl space.’

However, in that same interview, Fincher also revealed that he would like to come back to the series and get a chance to finish it properly:

At some point I’d love to revisit it. The hope was to get all the way up to the late 90’s, early 2000’s, hopefully get all the way up to people knocking on the door at Dennis Rader’s house.

So, this does make it seem as though the ball’s very much in Fincher’s court. Netflix seems to love working with the director and he’s signed an exclusivity deal with the streaming service. That seems to indicate that he likes working with them too.

Mindhunter Season 3 is very much up to Fincher

David Fincher Mindhunter Season 3

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One of the things that people would really love to see the show cover is the BTK Killer. This is something that’s been teased since the beginning of Season 1. The show has had these little vignettes about Dennis Rader – aka the BTK Killer – who notoriously eluded authorities for decades. So it sounds like the endgame was for that to pay off in the final season.

There’s still so much story to tell in this show, and Netflix hasn’t cancelled the series, so I’m pretty sure it’ll return as some point in the future. The only question is when. Hopefully sooner rather than later.

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    • Cory

      Seriously my favorite show of all time. If it doesn’t come back, I will be extremely depressed. I’m in the middle of watching it again. Literally for the 25th time in about a year and a half. I NEED season 3. And beyond. Please!!

    • Anonymous

      Please bring season 3 mindhunter!! I was so pissed when I heard it was canceled!! It was the best show on Netflix! I’m about to cancel Netflix, because there’s nothing good on!!

  1. Anonymous

    Definitely NEED a season 3; maybe 4 or 5 !!!! I was so devastated when I got to the end of season 2. I thought, “Now what am I gonna do.” I was even watching at work !

    • Anonymous

      Yes! I need season 3, so are my friends! We have been talked about this alot. We want more seasons. Best series ever! Incredible work. Please bring it back

  2. Joe

    I was extremely lost with it ending after season 2. Need to have more seasons. Why the teaser and no conclusion. Just let me hanging in the wind. Hope they at least make a few more seasons. Such a great show. Definitely one of my favorites.

  3. Lisha

    I’ve watched the series repeatedly, probably about 4 times. I am a criminal justice major & I was so pleased with the storyline, the actuality of it, and I would be thrilled for a third season. Please don’t let us down

  4. LinnyB

    Do itttttt!!!!! What a better time and platform’s to speak about POLICE understanding mental illness vs. criminal delinquency! Love criminal psychology

  5. Laura P. Ruffino

    I have enjoyed the two series that have been released. One thing that’s good about streaming media is also one of its most annoying qualities, which is that you aren’t guaranteed a new series of a show the following year in the way you are with a live broadcast show whose status is still “in production.” Certainly, with the pandemic having affected the shooting schedule of all films and TV series, all bets are off with respect to the timely release of any filmed project.
    Back to the matter at hand, yes – with Fincher at the helm (especially when he has declared “needing a break to work on other projects”), we could still have a wait while he painstakingly eeks out another film project. At least we know that when he turns his attention back to Mindhunter, he’ll point all that dedicated focus at the continued production, and the result will doubtless be another riveting series – with maybe more to come later. That is, whenever his working schedule permits.

  6. Anonymous

    There has to be another season. I’ve watched it over and over again. I’ve also gotten many others interested in it. Love this show and I as well as so many others need more.

  7. DJ Ritty

    The show was half good but mostly junk. The only great episode was the second one that ventured directed himself. could have really done without seeing the main stars nuts at the beginning is that really necessary for me to get a better understanding of the character to see his ass up in the air and his balls flapping around… Cmon.

  8. Kathryn Rutledge

    WE love Mindhunter..We were very upset to see it go . YES, please bring it back..It’s fasinating. The more seasons the better! Thank you, Kat & Jerry

  9. Donna

    Mindhunter is the best crime show around it has a fantastic cast who make the show believable. The first time I watched it for Holden who has such a passion and energy but as the season grew the whole cast became so much more integral to the story as a whole. I love the dynamic between the three main characters of Holden, Wendy and Bill. The journey they all take and the struggles they each face are dealt with in such a way I feel it is my journey as well. The whole show can not be praised enough. Its intelligent and a pleasure to watch. Which I will do however many seasons we get. So three, four, five…
    Ill watch them all.

  10. Donna

    This show is so unique in the telling of both sides of each incident. Absolutely fascinating. The actors are so well cast and do an extraordinary job of relaying their struggles. Please bring on season 3 and more if that will get us to the 2000s.

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