Bad News: ‘Mindhunter’ Season 3 Is Officially Off The Table, Says David Fincher
— Updated on 23 March 2023

Bad News: ‘Mindhunter’ Season 3 Is Officially Off The Table, Says David Fincher

— Updated on 23 March 2023
Garry Lu
Garry Lu

If four years of radio silence hadn’t extinguished all your remaining flames of hope for Mindhunter season 3, perhaps this will.

During a recent interview with French publication Le Journal du Dimanche (via AVClub), director and executive producer David Fincher made the fate of the psychological crime drama perfectly clear. Despite the fact a Netflix spokesperson had previously claimed both Fincher himself and the streaming service “may revisit Mindhunter again in the future” shortly after the cast was released from their contracts circa 2020.

“I’m very proud of the first two seasons. But it’s a very expensive show and, in the eyes of Netflix, we didn’t attract enough of an audience to justify such an investment,” said David Fincher when prompted about Mindhunter season 3.

But considering Netflix offered the Fight Club, The Social Network, and Gone Girl filmmaker a four-year exclusive deal, however, he isn’t too cut up about it.

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Fincher added: “I don’t blame them, they took risks to get the show off the ground, gave me the means to do Mank the way I wanted to do it and they allowed me to venture down new paths with The Killer.

“It’s a blessing to be able to work with people who are capable of boldness. The day our desires are not the same, we have to be honest about parting ways.”

David Fincher’s next project produced under the Netflix banner is, as alluded to above, The Killer – based on the French graphic novel of the name by Alexis Nolent; starring Michael Fassbender, Charles Parnell, Arliss Howard, Sophie Charlotte, Tilda Swinton – which arrives on November 10th, 2023.

Check out the synopsis and first-look footage below (1:37):

Solitary, cold, methodical and unencumbered by scruples or regrets, a killer (Michael Fassbender) waits in the shadows, watching for his next target. Yet, the longer he waits, the more he thinks he’s losing his mind, if not his cool.

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Garry Lu
After stretching his legs with companies such as The Motley Fool and the odd marketing agency, Garry joined Boss Hunting in 2019 as a fully-fledged Content Specialist. In 2021, he was promoted to News Editor. Garry proudly retains a blue belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, black bruises from Muay Thai, as well as a black belt in all things pop culture. Drop him a line at [email protected]


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