Mindhunter is a thriller 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. The series first aired on October 13, 2017, and completed two seasons.
When Will Mindhunter Season 3 Release?
When the second season of crime thriller Mindhunter hit Netflix, fans wasted no time tearing through all the nine episodes before quickly looking ahead to the show’s future. But has Netflix renewed for a third season?
As of now, the answer is no. On January 15, 2020, Netflix said the season is on indefinite hold. It is not technically cancelled. But the cast and crew are released from their contracts. So the chances of resembling the actors in the future are slim.
Netflix shocked and disappointed #Mindhunter fans with news that season 3 has been put on hold indefinitely. It’s a terrible idea, but not surprising as the series has always been a bit shaky. https://t.co/QMh4wpGOOs
— Netflix Life (@NetflixLifee) January 18, 2020
Netflix isn’t quite afraid to cancel big titles (Santa Clarita Diet, Designated Survivor and The OA fell victim to the chop). So all we can do is not lose hope.
David Fincher, director of the show, is now focused on directing his first Netflix film, Mank. Also, producing the second season of Love, Death and Robots. He may revisit Mindhunter in the future. But in the meantime, he felt it wasn’t fair to the actors to hold them from seeking other work as he was exploring new work of his own.
Who Would Be In Season 3?
If Mindhunter gets renewed, we’d expect to see Special Agents Holden Ford (Jonathan Groff) and Bill Tench (Holt McCallany) back on our screens. Along with Wendy Carr (Anna Torv), Special Agent Gregg Smith (Joe Tuttle), Nancy (Stacey Roca), Ted Gunn (Michael Cerveris), Brian (Zachary Scott Ross), and Dennis Rader (Sonny Valicenti).
We may also see Ed Kemper once again. We may also see a whole new host of other serial killers that Holden and Bill haven’t yet interviewed.
Plot Twist Prediction
There are no leaks been rolled out yet about even a little bit of the plot detail of Season 3 of Mindhunter.
Mindhunter Season 3 will feature even more intense and new serial killers getting interviewed by Agents Ford and Tench.
For instance – among all the famous names, Ted Bundy’s name is the one which is getting the most hype.
Along with Bundy, there’s a possibility of Butch Baker, Green River Killer, Night Stalker, Milwaukee Cannibal, and Buffalo’s .22-caliber killer to appear in Season 3 of Mindhunter.
We have the inside scoop that initially there was a storyline in which Tench’s’s son Brian would grow up to be a serial killer. And this was even confirmed by Holt McCallany, the actor who stars as Special Agent Bill Tench.
But the team wasn’t too keen on this storyline since it seemed a little on the nose in a certain way.
Brian still looks like a troubled kid. He did speak up once in Season 2, to ask a death-related question. And though he might not develop into a serial killer. But no doubt that his storyline is very troubled.