The serial killer drama will likely not return.
October 23, 2020
It appears that Mindhunter has reached the end of the road at Netflix. This likely won't come as a surprise to many, as there has been mounting evidence over the past months that Season 2 of the drama would be its last.
It has been over a year since the show released its sophomore run, and during that time the main stars have been released from their contracts. The streaming service would only comment that the series was on indefinite hold while executive producer David Fincher worked on other projects, but now Fincher himself is casting doubt on it ever returning.
In an interview with Vulture, Fincher stated that Mindhunter was likely not going to see a third season. Noting that it was an expensive show to produce, he implied that the viewership it garners could not justify the cost of continuing with the show. When asked for comment, a Netflix spokesperson didn't completely shut the door on a return, offering that "maybe in five years" we could see another installment. But realistically if that were to occur, it would be considered a reboot at that point.
Mindhunter is based on the true crime book "Mindhunter: Inside the FBI's Elite Serial Crime Unit". The series stars Jonathan Groff and Holt McCallany as FBI criminal profilers who embark on an ominous investigative odyssey using specialized profiling techniques to pursue notorious serial killers by trying to understand their twisted minds.
10/29/20 at 07:21pm
It was a great show!!!! I was waiting to see what would happen with BTK.. I SAW BOTH SEASONS TWICE!! SO PISSED!!! BUT WILL KEEP 13 REASONS!!@!!! WTH
10/27/20 at 05:48pm
People complaining about the show’s cancellation due to it not fitting into a specific ‘base’ or that it wasn’t ‘gender bending’ enough for the Netflix execs seem to have the inability to read Fincher’s own words on the matter. The show was quite expensive and it didn’t pull in enough viewers to justify such a cost. It’s sucks, but they are a business.
10/27/20 at 06:29am
This is such disappointing, albeit expected, news. WTF Netflix? You renew garbage but ditch quality? Bad move, Netflix. Very bad move.
10/26/20 at 07:30pm
Very disappointed! Netflix is getting just as bad as the big 3 old school networks. They keep crap like reality tv that personally makes me vomit. Silly cooking and makeover shows apparently since those are cheaper to make they look a profit and mind numbing people to rule the program line up. These network big shots are no different from NBC CBS and ABC and now Netflix. Did they hire the fired cart person at a local Walmart in Arkansas to run TV programming.
10/26/20 at 11:48am
Mindhunter is cancelled.
I guess with all the membership cancellations over “Cuties” Netflix figures they need all the money they can get to put on more child porn.
10/26/20 at 00:38am
Excellent show but not enough gender benders stereotypes. Guess they couldn't politicize the show enough to satisfy the network wackjobs.
10/25/20 at 09:16am
Rack up another one for Cancelflix. They cancel almost every show in the first two seasons because Netflix show contracts call for the producers and actors to get more money starting in season 3.
10/25/20 at 01:33am
Total BS. Guess this show wasn’t gay or black or SJW enough for the Mensas running the network. Sound the death-knell for Netflix.
10/24/20 at 09:51pm
This is one of the best shows on TV but after season 1 they waited too long for Season 2 and by that time I cancelled Netflix because they cancel every good show...
10/24/20 at 06:05pm
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