Mindhunter fans look away now, as this is the news we all kind of expected but really didn’t want.
Despite building a hugely dedicated following and earning rave reviews throughout its two seasons, a third outing won’t be happening any time soon. If ever.
That’s because David Fincher, the brains behind the show, has two sizeable projects on his plate right now, leading Netflix into a decision that only sounds like bad news.
Fincher is currently directing his first Netflix movie, a biopic focused on Citizen Kane screenwriter Herman Mankiewicz titled Mank.
On top of that is the second season of Love, Death and Robots.
These complications have led to the Mindhunter cast actually being released from their contracts with Netflix. Obviously this makes getting everyone back together to film another series A LOT more complicated.
A Netflix spokesperson explained: “David is focused on directing his first Netflix film Mank and on producing the second season of Love, Death and Robots.“https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PHlJQCyqiaI
“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.”
The comments don’t bode well for those of us begging for a third instalment of the serial killer hit. The very notable use of “may revisit” certainly doesn’t fill us with confidence.
Hopefully we’re just being pessimistic about the whole situation.
Article originally featured on our sister site Joyscribe.