A third season of Netflix’s acclaimed serial killer profiling drama “Mindhunter” has yet to get the go-ahead from the streamer, but even if it does the wait between seasons could be longer than the near two-year gap between the first two – all due to showrunner David Fincher.
Jonathan Groff, who stars on the series, was the subject of a recent profile piece in THR where it says “talk of a third season of Mindhunter is on hold while Fincher focuses on his next feature.”
Celebrated filmmaker Fincher is busy at work on “Mank,” the biopic of “Citizen Kane” screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz which has Gary Oldman on board to play the title character along with Tom Burke as Orson Welles, Amanda Seyfried as Marion Davies and Lily Collins, Charles Dance, Tuppence Middelton, Joseph Cross, Arliss Howard, Sam Troughton and Tom Pelphrey also star.
Penned by Fincher’s late father Jack Fincher, that project began shooting on November 1st in Los Angeles with Netflix likely to release the film as one of its potential awards contenders titles next Fall. Fincher previously indicated his plans for the series run for around five seasons, and “Parasite” filmmaker Bong Joon-ho recently expressed interest in directing an episode.