It may score much acclaim among cinephiles and strong reviews, but the future of David Fincher’s “Mindhunter” series looks to be in doubt reports Deadline.
With five months having passed since the second season launched on Netflix, the streaming service has made no movement on a potential third season renewal of the crime thriller drama, and last month the options of the cast including Jonathan Groff, Holt McCallany and Anna Torv were allowed to lapse.
A Netflix spokesperson said in a statement says it’s not as dire as it sounds: “David is focused on directing his first Netflix film ‘Mank’ and on producing the second season of ‘Love, Death and Robots’. 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.”
Sources for the trade say while the cast loved working with Fincher, but may be tied to another series in the future. In addition, Fincher is reportedly not particularly thrilled at the prospect of another lengthy location shoot and wanted a bigger budget for future episodes – unlikely as they say there has been no meaningful communication between Netflix, the director and the cast about a third season.
The door remains open, and Fincher and Netflix are still very much in bed together for the foreseeable future, but whether that will be on more “Mindhunter” or something else – we’ll see.