Mindhunter: David Fincher is not sure about the future of the series
Earlier this year, it was already reported that David Fincher Mindhunter has been suspended indefinitely due to the engagement of the acclaimed filmmaker in his latest film Mank which is currently expected to hit select theaters next November. However, it appears the streamer’s plans for a potential third season have yet to be defined, with Fincher finally opening up to the uncertain future of the crime series.
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Speaking to Vulture, the Oscar-winning filmmaker revealed that creating another season for Mindhunter is very unlikely at present, especially because of its very expensive and time-consuming production. Despite his positive reviews from critics, he also apparently confirmed that the series did not get the high number of views that Netflix was hoping for, which could lead to the streamer’s eventual refusal to give the green light to a third season. .
“We lived there for almost three years. Not from year to year, but… probably six or seven months a year ”, Fincher said. “Mindhunter was a lot to me. It’s a 90 hour work week. It absorbs everything in your life. When I’m done [with season 2], I was pretty exhausted and said, ‘I don’t know if I have it in me right now to break season three.’
He continued, “For the audience he had, it was a very expensive show. We talked about “Finish Mank and then see how you feel,” but honestly, I don’t think we’re going to be able to do it for less than season two. And at some level, you have to be realistic – dollars have to equal eyeballs. ”
In Mindhunter, two FBI agents (Jonathan Groff and Holt McCallany) embarked on a sinister investigative odyssey to uncover the brutal answers. As well as the Atlanta Child Murders – which took place between 1979 and 1981 – the new season will likely cover Son of Sam and the reappearance of the BTK Killer.
Starring Groff and McCallany, the series presents Anna Torv (Fringe, A heavenly sword, the girl) et Hannah Gross (Unless, I was darker, Take what you can take). The series is directed by David Fincher (Missing girl, Social network, Zodiac), Asif Kapadia (Amy, Senna), Tobias Lindholm (A war, A diversion) et Andrew Douglas (Amityville Horror, Do you want me to kill him?). Season 2 will star Damon Herriman (Justified, Career) playing Charles Manson, a role he also played for Once upon a time … in Hollywood.
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Joe Penhall (The road) created the series. Fincher, Joshua Donen (Missing girl, Dead or alive), Charlize Theron (Girlboss, Hatfields et McCoys) and Cean Chaffin (Missing girl, Fight Club) are executive producers. The first season of Mindhunter was certified fresh with a 96% on Rotten Tomatoes and was praised by critics for its reinvention of criminal procedure, when it premiered in October 2017.
Seasons 1 and 2 are already available to stream on Netflix.