Last year, Mindhunter director and executive producer David Fincher put the series on ice when he told Vulture that the cult hit series simply wasn’t bringing in enough viewers to justify the cost of a third season. Thankfully, the ice it was placed on seems to have thawed a bit and a third season appears to be back on the table.
As Fincher told Vulture back in November of last year: “At some point, I’d love to revisit it. The hope was to get all the way up to the late ’90s, early 2000s, hopefully, get all the way up to people knocking on the door at Dennis Rader’s house.”
He went on to mention that he was unlikely to see his ambition for the series come to fruition owing to a lack of viewers. Now, however, Small Screen has reported that discussions have begun for a third instalment.
Small Screen’s unnamed source reportedly told them, “All I can really tell you about Mindhunter is that conversations between Netflix and Fincher are ongoing. They are discussing the possibility of bringing the show back for a third season. It’s still very early days, but Fincher sounds more upbeat about the project.”
Whether or not something more concrete comes along in the coming weeks remains to be seen, however, credence may be added to the argument in light of Netflix’s plans to lean more on original content moving forward.
The series is set in the 1970s and follows two FBI agents tasked with interviewing serial killers to solve open cases through psychological analysis. It has garnered acclaim and a cult following, but clearly, massive viewing figures have evaded the series.
For those who haven’t seen it, you can check out a trailer, below.