Mindhunter is an American psychological crime thriller television series created by Joe Penhall, based on the 1995 true-crime book Mindhunter: Inside the FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit by John E. Douglas and Mark Olshaker.
Penhall, Charlize Theron, and David Fincher are among the executive producers, with the latter serving as the series’ most frequent director and de facto showrunner, overseeing many of the scriptwriting and production processes.
The series, which stars Jonathan Groff, Holt McCallany, and Anna Torv, follows the formation of the FBI’s Behavioral Science Unit in the late 1970s and the beginning of criminal profiling.
What Would Mindhunter Season 3 Be About on Netflix?
One of the series’ directors recently spoke with Collider and provided a brief outline of what Mindhunter season 3 was originally planned to be.
Season 3’s ambitions are higher than the previous two seasons, according to Andrew Dominik, who directed season 2.
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What is the Cast of Mindhunter Season 3?
The third season will almost certainly see the return of Ford and Tench, as played by Groff and Holt McCallany, respectively. Without him, the team would be lacking.
Anna Torv will play the psychology professor, Wendy Carr.
Gregg Smith’s special agent will be Joe Tuttle.
Stacey Roca will return as Bill’s wife, Nancy.
Bill will be seen again as FBI Chief Ted Gunn.
Nancy’s adopted son, Brian, will be portrayed as Zachary Scott Ross, Nancy’s adoptive son.
Dennis Rader will be portrayed by Sonny Valicenti.
When Will the Third Season of Mindhunter Premiere?
Mindhunter Season One premiered in October 2017. The second season was not released until August 2019. For fans, the wait for season two was excruciating.
As a result, even if season 3 is in the works, it will take a long time to complete, and the wait is far from over.
Mindhunter Season 3 Was Going to Go Hollywood (Literally)
Mindhunter director Andrew Dominik revealed to Collider’s Steve Weintraub that season three of the Netflix series would have taken place in Los Angeles. “What they were going to do with season three was to go [to] Hollywood.”
So one of them was going to hook up with Jonathan Demme, while the other was going to hook up with Michael Mann,” Dominik explained.
“And it was all going to be about profiling becoming part of the Zeitgeist, the public consciousness.”
It would have been… That was the season everyone was really looking forward to when they finally got out of the basement and started.” While the streamer has placed the series on “indefinite hold,” there has been no word on a third season.
Due to the “expensive” nature of the series, David Fincher stated in 2020 that the third season “isn’t happening.” Netflix, which is known for canceling shows after two seasons, is also experiencing financial difficulties — it reportedly lost 200,000 subscribers last quarter, for the first time in over a decade.
Mindhunter Season 3 Trailer: When Can I Watch It?
With season three still unconfirmed, we don’t even know if we’ll get a new trailer at this point.
But if it does arrive (usually in the month leading up to the premiere), we’ll post it right here, just for you.