David Fincher explains why Mindhunter Season 3 won’t be happening

David Fincher Mindhunter Season 3

David Fincher explains why Mindhunter Season 3 won’t be happening. David Fincher stated that there wouldn’t be a third season of Mindhunter in an interview with Le Journal Du Dimanche.

One of the most popular shows in the world is Mindhunter. The production of a third season is being clamored for by viewers all around the world. Everyone’s dreams were dashed when David Fincher, the show’s creator, talked to the French daily Le Journal Du Dimanche in the last few hours.

David Fincher explains why Mindhunter Season 3 won’t be happening

“I’m very proud of the first two seasons. But it’s a particularly expensive show and, in the eyes of Netflix, we haven’t attracted a large enough audience to justify such and investment. I don’t blame them, they took risks to launch the series.”

The last episode of the second season aired on August 16, 2019, and since then, the show has been on indefinite hold. Since it’s been a few years now, all the hope for the “indefinite hold” to end has died. Fincher even stated back in 2020 that a third season would not happen thanks to the “expensive” nature of the series. 

Remember that Fincher inked an exclusive deal with Netflix in late 2020, extending their partnership for at least a further four years. At that point, Mindhunter season 2 had already been airing for more than a year, and Fincher had first decided to pause the show.

Even without considering the potential plot for this third season of Mindhunter, this is terrible news for the fans. In a recent interview with Collider, the second season’s director, Andrew Dominik, did, in fact, give away certain story points.

“What they were going to do with season three was they were going to go ]to] Hollywood. So one of them was going to be hooking up with Jonathan Demme and the other one was going to be hooking up with Michael Mann. And it was all going to be about profiling making it into the sort of zeitgeist, the public consciousness. It would’ve been…that was the season everyone was really waiting for to do, with when they sort of get out of the basement and start.”