Mindhunter has been placed on “indefinite hold” at Netflix and cast members Jonathan Groff, Holt McCallany and Anna Torv have been released from their respective contracts, making the future of the popular true-crime drama uncertain.
According to TV Line, Mindhunter’s potential third season has been put on hiatus to allow director David Fincher the opportunity to focus on several other projects in his hectic schedule, though “he may revisit Mindhunter again in the future.”
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“David is focused on directing his first Netflix film Mank and on producing the second season of Love, Death and Robots,” a spokesperson for Netflix told the outlet. “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.”
The first season of Mindhunter followed FBI special agents Holden Ford (Groff) and Bill Tench (McCallany) as they teamed up to develop the foundations of the FBI’s Behavioral Science Unit, along with psychologist Wendy Carr (Torv). The trio set about interviewing some of America’s most notorious serial killers to gain a deeper understanding of their psyche and motivations in order to assist in solving ongoing cases.
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Season two of the slow-burn series, released last August, focused on the Atlanta Child Murders of 1979-81. Ford, Tench and Carr helped local authorities track down a mysterious killer responsible for kidnapping and murdering more than two dozen black children in the Atlanta area, as the skilled FBI team continued their work profiling imprisoned serial killers, including the likes of Cameron Britton as Ed Kemper, Oliver Cooper as David Berkowitz, and Damon Herriman as Charles Manson.
In our review of the second season, we said that the show remained “a compelling and impeccably shot crime thriller” as it continued to build upon the groundwork laid out in season one, lending “fascinating insight into the minds of infamous serial killers and the men and woman who hunt them for a living” despite a “slow start.”
Adele Ankers is a Freelance Entertainment Journalist. You can reach her on Twitter.