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Thousands sign petition begging for Netflix to make Mindhunter season three

Stewart Perrie

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Thousands sign petition begging for Netflix to make Mindhunter season three

A petition calling for Netflix to make the third season of Mindhunter has resurfaced.

It comes at a difficult time for fans of the TV show that only had two instalments before it was put on hold indefinitely.

Ever since the season season dropped all the way back in 2019, viewers were hoping to feast their eyes and ears on new episodes.

Every few months there would be a rumour that a third season could soon be made and yet here we are four years later with nothing.


The show's creator, David Fincher, only rubbed salt into the wounds of viewers everywhere this week when he put the final nail in the series' coffin.

Credit: Netflix
Credit: Netflix

Speaking to French newspaper Le Journal du Dimanche, Fincher explained that the audience pull simply wasn’t there, which is why the show has been given the axe.

He explained: “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.”

He added: “It's a blessing to be able to work with people who are capable of boldness. The day our desires are not the same, we have to be honest about parting ways.”

The show was based on a true crime book about the FBI’s ‘Elite Serial Crime Unit’ who came up with a psychological profile to help catch serial killers.


Back then, the concept of a serial killer wasn't what we know it is today and detectives interviewed murderers for the first time to understand what makes them tick.

Mindhunter was written by John E. Douglas and Mark Olshaker and featured Jonathan Groff, Holt McCallany, and Anna Torv.

Even though the series was praised by critics, that wasn't enough to save it from the Netflix chopping block.

Credit: Netflix
Credit: Netflix

But Fincher's claim of not enough audience pull flies in the face of multiple online petitions begging for the show to return.

One of the most popular campaigns has more than 8,000 signatures at the time of writing.

Dawn kickstarted that petition and said: "We have watched, rewatched, and binge-watched, as well, we have dedicated hours to discussing our favorite scenes and characters, marveling at your brilliance, your attention to the minute details, appreciating the little quirks, nuances, and peculiarities."

She added: "Even if the numbers didn't add up in Season 2 as they did for the first Season, we are still out here waiting faithfully and clamouring for more.


"So we respectfully ask you to please reconsider your priorities and make the time to film Season 3, soon, and if that isn't a possibility and/or cannot be arranged, then please consider another director for Season 3.

"While the quality may not be at Fincher level, there are many mega-talented directors out there."

We'd love to utter the phrase 'never say never', but it sounds pretty certain that we're not going to see another season of Mindhunter.

Featured Image Credit: Netflix

Topics: Mindhunter, Netflix, TV and Film

Stewart Perrie
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