Sometimes, shows don’t really get canceled. Instead they linger like shiny long-shots, giving their fans glimpses of hope while never really gaining any traction. That was the unfortunate fate of Netflix’s Mindhunter. While the streamer never officially canceled the series, it didn’t seem like we would really get season three. But with no true axe, it was easy to hope for more of the thriller. But David Fincher is now here to lay those hopes to bed. According to the director of Mindhunter, season three will not happen on Netflix.
In an interview translated from French, Fincher notes, “I’m very proud of the first two seasons. But it’s a very expensive show and, in the eyes of Netflix, we didn’t attract enough of an audience to justify such an investment (for Season 3). I don’t blame them, they took risks to get the show off the ground, gave me the means to do Mank [his black and white film about 1930s Hollywood] the way I wanted to do it, and they allowed me to venture down new paths with The Killer. It’s a blessing to be able to work with people who are capable of boldness.”
It sounds like Fincher holds no ill will towards Netflix for passing on season three of Mindhunter. But given the streamer’s current track record with show renewals, fans of the now more officially cancelled series might feel a little differently.