David Fincher’s acclaimed psychological thriller series Mindhunter has not formally been pinpointed by Netflix, however, the streaming agency did launch Jonathan Groff, Holt McCallany, and Anna Torv in their contracts at the beginning of last year when season 3 failed to take shape to the satisfaction of The Social Network manager or the platform’s decision-makers.

The fire has been being kept alive almost entirely by the fact that Fincher recently signed an exclusive student improvement agreement with Netflix, and his season prestige drama Mank attracted strong reviews from critics and found itself nominated for ten Academy Awards including Best Picture and Best Director. Ever since that time, however, the only job he’s dedicated to is The Killer, which was resurrected for the streamer after the filmmaker spent decades trying to get it produced elsewhere.

Fincher confessed that Mindhunter didn’t generate viewing numbers that were large enough to warrant the investment created on the gripping and atmospheric dive into the world of serial killers, despite the fact that it is mostly regarded as one of Netflix’s greatest ever original displays. However, a new report claims that talks have occurred behind the scenes about possibly revisiting the idea of the third run of episodes.

It was always likely that talks would be held given the director’s contract with the company, but it takes a long time to place a feature movie together, so the primary stumbling block will likely be how thin it would stretch his creative resources. It was none of Netflix’s most-viewed displays with no stretch of the imagination, but the critical acclaim was there, and as among the very recognizable auteurs in the business, there’s a chance that Fincher’s Mindhunter could nevertheless end up back on our screens.