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Will David Fincher Be Returning For Netflix’s Mindhunter Season 3?

After being told in January 2020 that everyone’s favourite crime/drama/psychological thriller on Netflix, Mindhunter, wouldn’t be getting a season 3, everyone was devastated. Fans feared that the third season was cancelled, but it later turned out that the series was just on hold, so a little bit of hope grew. According to an insider close to the streaming giant, Director David Fincher might be talking about reviving the series.

David Fincher In Talks To Return
A source close to Netflix reportedly told SmallScreen that David Fincher is currently in talks with Netflix about reviving Mindhunter and completing their dream of bringing season 3 to life. “All I can tell you about Mindhunter is that conversations between Netflix and Fincher are ongoing. They are discussing possibly bringing the show back for a third season. It’s still very early, but Fincher sounds more upbeat about the project.”

When the announcement was made that the third season was put on hold, there were rumours that it was just too expensive for Netflix to manage. There were also rumours that there was just too much drama behind the scenes, which Fincher revealed was partly true. During the filming of the second season, the drama started to wear on him, and he couldn’t take it at the time. He reported being forced to fire the original showrunner and reject about eight scripts. On top of that, he was forced to oversee the filming of the entire project personally.

When talking about the third season being on hold, Fincher said that he was almost grateful for the break and to get away for a bit. They were focused on finishing the second season and only had a few scripts to choose from or much direction standing by for the third season. He said he didn’t know if he was “ready to spend another two years in the crawl space.”

At the very least, there was hope from the start of a revival. In 2020, Fincher had already mentioned that he would be happy to return to the project someday. However, there was so much that they still had to accomplish before they would feel like the series had a satisfying conclusion. The hope was to get all the way up to the late ‘90s and early 2000s, hopefully, get all the way up to people knocking on the door at Dennis Rader’s house,” he had shared.

Suppose he truly is in talks to return to the project and seems more upbeat than when he departed it in the first place. In that case, there is a good chance that we will get a Mindhunter season 3.


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