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David Fincher Says There's A Chance Mindhunter Could Be Revived

David Fincher Says There's A Chance Mindhunter Could Be Revived

The awesome Netflix show Mindhunter was gathering a huge audience after just two seasons.

People were enthralled about the story of two FBI detectives who branch away from traditional methods and hunt serial killers based off psychological profiles.

Then, seemingly out of nowhere, it was cancelled before our very eyes and everyone was crushed because there was so much left out.

Well, we've finally been given an insight into that decision courtesy of executive producer David Fincher.

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He's told Variety that he simply couldn't keep going with it.

"It was an expensive show. It had a very passionate audience, but we never got the numbers that justified the cost," he said.

"I certainly needed some time away. We had all hands on deck to finish [season two] and we didn't have a ton of scripts and a ton of outlines and a bible standing by for season three. I'll admit I was a little bit like 'I don't know that I'm ready to spend another two years in the crawl space.'"

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Season Two was definitely his breaking point, which saw the first showrunner fired, eight scripts thrown in the bin and the book which most of the original plot avoided.

What was sad about the series being cancelled was that we weren't able to see what the show was foreshadowing through nearly episode. The audience was given snippets of Dennis Rader, aka the BTK Killer, going through his preparation methods as he becomes one of America's most notorious serial killers.

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But thankfully, we've been given hope that Season Three could still happen.

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"At some point I'd love to revisit it," Fincher said. "The hope was to get all the way up to the late 90's, early 2000's, hopefully get all the way up to people knocking on the door at Dennis Rader's house."

That's the biggest hint yet that Fincher could, at some point, pick everything up again and resume filming.

The only hitch would be whether Jonathan Groff (Holden Fold), Holt McCallany (Bill Tench), and Anna Torv (Dr. Wendy Carr) are available to film and haven't changed too much.

Then again, because the plot line in the series will have fast forwarded to the '90s, we could be gifted new actors. Groff, McCallany and Torv were all released from their contracts earlier this year, in the first sign that we weren't going to get a Season Three.

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Topics: Mindhunter, Entertainment, TV and Film, Netflix

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