'Mindhunter' Season 3 cancelled? Netflix show's cast released from contracts as furious fans target David Fincher
With Fincher busy with directing duties of Netflix feature 'Mank', the third season of the show has been put on hold, much to the displeasure of fans
If you're waiting for more 'Mindhunter' thrills and chills, get set to be disappointed. Season 3 has been put on “indefinite hold” as series director and executive producer David Fincher is busy with his first Netflix feature film, 'Mank,' and Season 2 of 'Love, Death and Robots'. With the future of the show in limbo, the contracts of the cast have been lapsed, allowing them to seek other work if they choose.
“David is focused on directing his first Netflix film 'Mank' and on producing the second season of 'Love, Death and Robots',” a Netflix spokesperson said in a statement to EW. “He may revisit 'Mindhunter' again in the future, but in the meantime felt it wasn’t fair to the actors to hold them from seeking other work while he was exploring new work of his own.”
Starring Jonathan Groff, Anna Torv and Holt McCallany in lead roles, Season 2 revolved around several infamous serial killers like Charles Manson, David Berkowitz and cases like the Atlanta Child Murders. What's more, the final episode ended on a cliffhanger. The news comes as a major shock to hard-core fans, who had been waiting for the renewal of the show.
Fans are incredibly furious and are majorly flipping out on Twitter. "#Mindhunter is one of the best shows I've seen in ages. Gutted to hear we won't be getting another series!" one viewer wrote and another posted, "Very sad this morning to read that #Mindhunter has been put on "indefinite hold". I hope we get the third season eventually!" Another tweet read, "OMG #Mindhunter is on hold?! You mean I won't see more serial killers and Holden Ford?! Netflix is canceled."
"No! #Mindhunter was one of the best shows out there. And, we are all left with such cliffhangers," one fan lamented and another said, "I’m going to be really sad if #Mindhunter gets canceled. In my opinion, it’s one of the most captivating and intense #Netflix original shows."
Many fans suggested Fincher get a new director. "Mindhunter is such a great show. I hope David Fincher allows someone else to take over if he’s not prepared to finish it himself," one tweet read and another said, "What the actual f**k. We need riots on the damn streets. Or better yet, fuck Fincher - get a new director!"
However, not all hope is lost. In an earlier interview, Groff said that season 3 wouldn’t happen until “[Fincher] was ready to tell the next step of the story” but also wanted to remind people that “it took a year and a half between season 1 and season 2, so I’m just following David’s lead in every way shape and form.” McCallany also said the series will hopefully have many more seasons.
Meanwhile, 'Mank' is Fincher's directorial venture after 2014’s 'Gone Girl'. The biographical film revolves around the life of screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz and his battles with director Orson Welles over screenplay credit for the 1941 film 'Citizen Kane'.