Director David Fincher had tackled serial killers with Zodiac, and it looks like he delved more into the topic with Netflix’s Mindhunter. The series didn’t end up completing the story it set out to tell, but star Holt McCallany (Bill Tench) did offer some hope for eager fans.
Talking to Awards Daily to promote The Iron Claw, McCallany explains that Fincher himself is still mulling over a third season of the series. He says, “I’ve heard that David’s thought about it. I’m not saying it’s going to come back. But what I am saying is that if it comes back, I’m coming back with it. You can take that to the bank, but it’ll depend on what David wants to do. It’s been a few years now, so it’s probably unlikely, but just even that he would think about it is a hopeful sign.”
As of now, Mindhunter was able to run for two seasons with the first one coming out in 2017, and the second one in 2019. The entire premise of the show followed two FBI agents (Jonathan Groff and McCallany) as they attempt to start a new branch of criminal science that sought to understand a pattern with serial killers and be able to accurately make psychological profiles on them.
Not only did the show tackle real-life murderers who were already imprisoned, but they also had agents Ford and Tench deal with serial killers who were on the loose at the time.
While the entire series was set in the 70s, the show did tease the BTK killer, who was active around the time, but was only captured in 2005. Since the show hasn’t ended that arc yet, fans are hopeful that the third season could close the book on everything Mindhunter had set up.
A third season of Mindhunter on Netflix hasn’t been announced, but fans are still hopeful Fincher can make it happen.