One of the biggest shows to have hit Netflix in recent years was Mindhunter, a crime drama series from David Fincher. The series was big enough to have received a second season on the massive streaming platform, but things have since been quiet on that front. In fact, the last update we’ve had about a potential season 3 for Mindhunter is that Fincher claimed the series was on an indefinite hold. That isn’t exactly promising for fans that have been hoping for a third season, and now David Fincher has put another nail in the coffin regarding the possibility of Mindhunter season 3.
Here’s what David Fincher had to say about the subject to Vulture:
“We lived there for almost three years,” he started. “Not year in and year out, but … probably six or seven months a year … Mindhunter was a lot for me.”
He further explained how difficult and time consuming that working on a season of Mindhunter can be.
“It’s a 90-hour workweek. It absorbs everything in your life. When I got done, I was pretty exhausted, and I said, ‘I don’t know if I have it in me right now to break season three.’”
As a result, David Fincher instead went to work on Mank for Netflix. Although that only started as a temporary break, Fincher believes he might not even want to return to Mindhunter anymore.
“Listen, for the viewership that it had, it was a very expensive show,” Fincher said. “We talked about, ‘Finish Mank and then see how you feel,’ but I honestly don’t think we’re going to be able to do it for less than I did season two. And on some level, you have to be realistic — dollars have to equal eyeballs.”
Again, all of this is pretty dire news for fans of Mindhunter. On the bright side, however, a spokesperson was quick to add a small glimmer of hope.
“Maybe in five years,” they said.
As such, it looks like Mindhunter is going to stay on “indefinite hold” for quite awhile longer. But who knows? Perhaps with the right amount of fan support, Mindhunter can come back for season 3 in the distant future or some other type of revival.