Mindhunter Season 3 Could Be Delayed By More Than Two Years



After the first season became an instant hit in 2017, the second run of Mindhunter was equally as impressive, leaving us begging for more.

This time round saw the focus placed on the Atlanta child murderer and even featured Charles Manson in the storyline.

A third season of the show is yet to be confirmed – though it’s near-impossible to imagine that Netflix would do anything but sign off another series.

If that is the case, it’s likely we’ll have a long old wait before the show returns to our screens, largely thanks to David Fincher’s packed schedule.

Fincher is currently working on his first movie since 2014’s Gone Girl – a biopic focused on Citizen Kane screenwriter, Herman Mankiewicz.

Going by the title Mank, the film was actually written by Fincher’s father Jack, intended as a follow-up to 1997’s The Game.

Combine that with Fincher’s renowned perfectionist approach to film-making with the typical Netflix two-year period of signing off on a show to it appearing on our screens and it’s hard to see a third season dropping anytime soon.


Jonathan Groff (who plays Holden Ford) reflected on Fincher’s process during the season 1 shoot, noting (via¬†IndieWire): “David was really specific with us about every single word, and every single turn of the scene; he was critically specific about the purpose. On the days of shooting, we would go in the room, sit down, and talk about how leaning forward could change the dynamic of a conversation.”

With shooting on Mank expected to begin in Autumn, you’d expect that to take up at least the next 18 months of Fincher’s time. This all means we’re realistically looking at around three years, at least, before any new Mindhunter episodes.

Still though, it hasn’t stopped people speculating who the next instalment could focus on.

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