Created by Joe Penhall, Mindhunter is an American crime thriller television series. It is based on the true-crime book Mindhunter: Inside the FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit written by John E. Douglas and Mark Olshaker.
Mindhunter is Netflix’s dark psychological crime drama about the early days of the FBI’s behavioural sciences unit. Show-runners first announced for 2 Seasons in 2016. There are reports that a new season is coming out!
Season 3: Air Dates!
Director David Fincher had plans for five total seasons.
The second season took eight months to film. From this, we can assume that 2022 would be the earliest we could reasonably expect new episodes to drop.
Season 3: Cast!
The three lead actors of Mindhunter have been released from their contracts. (Jonathan Groff as Holden Ford, Holt McCallany as Bill Tench and Anna Torv as Wendy Carr )
If Mindhunter returns in the future, we hope to see core cast members.
Stacey Roca as Bill’s wife Nancy Tench, Joe Tuttle as Greg Smith and Michael Cerveris as Ted Gunn, the new overseer of the Behavioral Science Unit might return in the new season.
Fingers crossed from more of the show’s memorably horrifying serial killers, too, which have previously included Ed Kemper (Cameron Britton), Montie Rissell (Sam Strike) and Jerry Brudos (Happy Anderson).
Could It Be Redefining The Show?
Understandably, there’s not a lot of information just yet. It seems safe to assume that a season 3 might include more BTK Killer vignettes (Dennis Rader wasn’t caught until 2005, after all) and expand on the story of Bill’s adopted son, Brian.
But aside from that, all we’ve heard is this intriguing tidbit from actor Holt McCallany: who said the third season of Mindhunter could mean “a complete reimagining of the show,” he told The Hollywood Reporter.
There is no confirmed plot for season 3. This has not stopped fans from speculating. John Wayne Gacy’s name comes up. He was the man convicted of 33 homicides and known as ‘Killer Clown’. The court sentenced him to death in 1980 but wasn’t executed until 1994.
Ted Bundy’s name also comes up time and again. New shows on him include Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile film and Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes. The serial killer was executed in 1989. The previous seasons of Mindhunter take place in the ’70s and ’80s. It fits the timelines for both Bundy and Gacy.