Mindhunter Season 3

With Joe Penhall at the helm and David Fincher as showrunner and imaginative force,’ Mindhunter‘ generates a brooding ambiance of fear from materials tethered to reality. Dependent on the titular non-fiction book by John E. Douglas and Mark Olshaker, the detective series follows Holden Ford, a young aspiring FBI agent who teams up with senior officer Bill Tench and psychology professor Wendy Carr to inquire into the crooked minds of infamous serial killers and reestablish cold instances. Since its initial release in 2017, the Netflix original show has spawned two seasons, garnering widespread fan praise and critical acclaim from the process. Critics particularly loved the uncanny ambiance, cinematic visuals, and impeccably crafted personalities. After the second season’s anticlimactic ending, fans are eagerly waiting for an update. If you’re looking for titbits regarding the speculated third season, let us get to it!

Release Date

‘Mindhunter’ season 2 premiered in its entirety on August 19, 2019, on Netflix. The second season includes nine episodes with runtimes ranging from 34 to 76 minutes each episode.

Let us now present before you all that we could scoop regarding the renewal of this stylistic procedural drama. Although originally planned to get five seasons, it was announced in November 2019, the anticipated third period will enter patriotic hold after David Fincher’s lack of interest in chasing the series.

In January 2020, all of the original cast members had been released from the series by the first network, while Fincher became occupied with’Mank,’ among other projects. In October of the same year, an official from Netflix spilled that the next season will be developed”maybe in five years,” following a revelation by Vulture.

The prolific director was integrally involved with the development and creation of the series, but due to the tedious and dull filming program and his blatant involvement, Fincher gave in to exhaustion. Moreover, while the show was able to find a cult following, the viewership numbers did not match the production price. Thus, the bottom line implies that mathematics does not prefer the lavish budget of the series, and its fate looks bleak indeed.

Mindhunter Season 3

However, in April 2021, a part of news plump upward that may provide the fans some hope. Small Screen revealed they were connected with a source from Netflix, who allegedly said,”… Conversations between Netflix and Fincher are ongoing. They are talking about the possibility of bringing back the show for a third season.”

But pursuing the information is merely a shot in the dark, and we don’t know if Holden and the gang will return to fix the unfinished cases anytime soon. If Fincher resumes work on the project by 2021, fans can expect’Mindhunter’ season 3 to premiere sometime in late 2022 or early 2023.


Each of the original cast members are released from their respective contracts as mentioned previously, but when Fincher gets back to the creation, chances are a lot of the main actors will return to their previous jobs. This includes Jonathan Groff, who plays the role of young FBI Agent Holden Ford, Holt McCallany, who functions as Bill Tench in the Behavioural Science Unit. Both of these will in all likelihood be joined by Anna Torv, who usually appears in the function of Wendy Carr. Among other prominent roles, we hope to see Cameron Britton (Ed Kemper), Michael Cerveris (Behavioural Science unit chief Ted Gunn), and Sonny Valicenti (Dennis Rader aka the BTK Killer). But while this is the cast list that we expect, it can change by all means.


The second season of the crime play was taxing for many since it had been revealing. The season sees Ted Gunn taking up duties as the chief of FBI’s Behavioural Science Unit following a bitter episode that Contributes to the retirement of Shepard. The group follows the infamous BTK Killer, while Bill finds a sinister aberration which affects his own family, and the group pursues its project of profiling, with the highlight of Bill and Holden’s rendezvous to the brain of Charlie Manson. Holden obsessively pursues the Atlanta murderer from the absence of Bill, but his investigation gets lost in a vortex of leads. From the finality of events, the Atlanta Police Department releases a prime suspect and closes the missing child cases, while Holden is left to feel guilty for not having the ability to provide justice to the families of the deceased. The season finale ends with a peek of the BTK strangler, who is still running on the loose.

This brings us to the theories regarding the speculated third season. Well, we are pretty much clueless regarding the way the creator would take the story forward, and our guesses are as good as yours. Following historic realism, the BTK killer will not get captured until the break of the 21st century, but he may taunt the researchers with more clues. On the other hand, the Atlanta situation needs to be solved, and Holden will get back to the city if greater officials comply. The series draws heavily from its origin and observing the sourcebook, we are yet to meet menacing characters such as Larry Gene Bell and Robert Hansen. We can at least be certain that the string will continue to probe into the workings of a serial killer’s mind.