Mindhunter, Netflix’s psychological/crime thriller tv series took the audience by storm with its debut. The series is based on the true-crime book of the same name by John E. Douglas and Mark Olshaker. It revolves around FBI agents Holden Ford and Bill Tench in the early days of criminal psychology and profiling at the FBI as they try to solve crimes and understand criminals. The series was first conceptualized by legendary director David Fincher, and, actress Charlize Theron. Both of whom serve as the series’ executive producer, among others. Written for Netflix by Joe Penhall, the show has received tremendous acclaim from the critics. Debuting in 2017, two seasons of the series have released to date.
When the second season of Mindhunter premiered in August 2019, fans wasted no time to go through it. The audience wanted more of the crime thriller and were eagerly waiting for the third season. But unfortunately for the fans, Netflix put the series on indefinite hold. The cast and the crew of the series were also released from their contracts. This means that right now, the future of the series is uncertain. We don’t know when the series will be returning or if it will return at all.
Netflix’s decision to put the series on indefinite hiatus prompted rumors in the media and among fans. Rumors began circulating that the series was canceled. Later it was reported that Netflix put the series on hold, not because of commercial reasons but due to scheduling clashes. David Fincher, executive producer of the series is busy with his upcoming Netflix movie and the second season of ‘Love, Sex and Robots’. The acclaimed director didn’t want to keep the crew tied down while he was busy with other projects, that’s why the crew was released and the season was put on hiatus. Mindhunter is a success with both fans and critics, so the series has a good chance of returning in the future. But for now, the series won’t come out of hold anytime soon.
As previously mentioned, Mindhunter is a crime thriller and focuses extensively on the psyche of serial killers. So far, the storylines of each season have centered around serial killers and gruesome murders that the agents try to solve. While we don’t know the plot of the third season or whether a third season will happen at all, we assume viewers will get to see a new serial killer in the next season. In addition to that, the primary cast of the series also has its own issues to deal with. In season two, Agent Tench’s relation with his son and wife became bitter resulting in them leaving the house. How these events will impact Bill Tench and the investigations will make the third season an intriguing watch.
If the series does indeed return for the third season, we assume that the cast and crew would remain the same. Which means Special Agents Holden Ford (Jonathan Groff) and Bill Tench (Holt McCallany); psychology professor / FBI consultant Wendy Carr (Anna Torv); Special Agent Gregg Smith (Joe Tuttle); Bill’s wife Nancy (Stacey Roca); FBI Chief Ted Gunn (Michael Cerveris); Bill and Nancy’s adopted son Brian (Zachary Scott Ross), will return on our screens. But since the cast and crew have all been released from their characters, it’s hard to predict whether reassembling them would be possible in the future.
Since the series has been put on hold, a trailer is out of the question at this point. Fans will have to wait and endure until any official word comes out.