If you were eagerly awaiting the third season of David Fincher's captivating Netflix series Mindhunter, I'm afraid there's some bad news to share. The future of the critically acclaimed Mindhunter is uncertain as Netflix has released the cast from their contracts, and the series is officially on indefinite hiatus. According to a brief statement from Netflix, the move to free the cast of their contractual obligations is down to Fincher's busy schedule.
“David is focused on directing his first Netflix film Mank and on producing the second season of Love, Death and Robots. 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.”
Back in November, there were reports of a delay until Fincher finished his new film (Mank). While that all seemed reasonable, it didn't go unnoticed that Mindhunter hadn't been officially renewed. According to TVLine, the majority of the main cast would be open to returning to their roles should a third season become a possibility. The somewhat generic statement from Netflix does at least leave it open for Fincher to "revisit' Mindhunters at a later date. Originally, Fincher had spoken about his five-season plans for the show
The second season arrived last August after a nearly two-year wait, shifting the story to the Atlanta murders that terrified a community in the early 80s. Much like the first season, Mindhunter was once again greeted with universal acclaim. Unlike other Netflix originals that were dropped owing to low viewership, Mindhunter's demise appears to be that the driving force of the show doesn't have the time. Ordinarily, somebody new would be brought in to carry the series on, but I have a hard time believing anybody else could match Fincher.
You can stream both seasons of Mindhunter on Netflix.