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Mindhunter May Be Brought Back For Third Series, Reports Say

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Mindhunter May Be Brought Back For Third Series, Reports Say

It looks like David Fincher may not be done with his critically-acclaimed for surprisingly short-lived thriller series Mindhunter after all, following reports that a third season may be in the works.

According to Small Screen, both Netflix and Fincher are in talks to bring things back for another instalment.

While it's said to be 'early days', the potential of seeing Holden Ford, Bill Tench and Wendy Carr back in action together will no doubt be music to fans' ears.

A source told the outlet: "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.

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"It's still very early days, but Fincher sounds more upbeat about the project," they added.

Mindhunter ran for two seasons before it was put on indefinite hiatus, with Netflix announcing in January 2020 that it had released the cast from their contracts.

Credit: Netflix
Credit: Netflix

A spokesperson for the streaming service said at the time: "David is focused on directing his first Netflix film Mank and on producing the second season of Love, Death and Robots.

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"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."

Later that year, Fincher also suggested things weren't looking too hopeful, saying a third season simply wouldn't be cost-effective.

When he was asked about plans for the show and whether it was done, Fincher told Vulture: "I think probably.

"Listen, for the viewership that it had, it was an expensive show. We talked about 'Finish Mank and then see how you feel', but I honestly don't think we're going to be able to do it for less than I did Season two.

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"And on some level, you have to be realistic about dollars have to equal eyeballs."

Credit: Netflix
Credit: Netflix

He went on to say that making the series was a mammoth task and took a lot of time and effort, saying he would spend around seven months a year making it.

He explained: "Mindhunter was a lot for me. We had done the first season of Mindhunter without a showrunner, with me pinch-hitting on a week-by-week basis. We started getting scripts for the second season, and I ended up looking at what was written and deciding I didn't like any of it. So we tossed it and started over.

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"I brought in Courtenay Miles, an AD I'd worked with who wanted to write, and she ended up co-showrunning Mindhunter. But it's a 90-hour work week. It absorbs everything in your life. When I got done, I was pretty exhausted, and I said, 'I don't know if I have it in me right now to break season three'."

LADbible has reached out to Netflix for comment.

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Topics: Mindhunter, Entertainment, TV and Film, Netflix

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