Is Netflix’s “Mindhunter” Really Getting a Season Three?


April 7, 2024

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Mindhunter,” a series widely considered one of Netflix’s best offerings, captured audiences with its chilling exploration of criminal psychology. The story followed two FBI agents, played by Jonathan Groff and Holt McCallany, and Dr. Carr, played by Anna Torv. The team pioneered a revolutionary Behavioral Science unit dedicated to understanding the minds of notorious serial killers.

A Cruel April Fools

Despite critical acclaim and a passionate fanbase, “Mindhunter” remains on indefinite hold as of 2024. The dream of a third season seems to flicker with April Fool’s Day posts fueled by social media speculation that leaves fans disappointed. The fake announcements being posted, mainly on Facebook, are a cruel trick for fans of the true-story-inspired series. Multiple sites, including WhatsOnNetflix, are confirming the sad news.

A Look Back: A Groundbreaking Show

Mindhunter” revolutionized the crime drama genre by delving into the psyche of history’s most disturbing killers. The show’s initial plan envisioned five seasons, but financial constraints ultimately led to its indefinite hold.

Despite the setback, the series left a lasting impact. Seasons 1 and 2 explored the evolving methods of criminal profiling through the FBI’s very real, groundbreaking Behavioral Science Unit.

Previously on “Mindhunter”

Season one saw the agents meet killer Edmond Kemper, played by Cameron Britton, who looks just like the real killer. Kemper, who has an extremely high IQ, took the lives of his mother, grandparents, and seven women. His first kill (his grandparents) was at the young age of 15. Kemper aided the real detectives with cases for years, giving insight into the minds of other killers and helping solve cases.

Season two features the Atlanta child murders. The real killings took place between 1979 and 1981 and claimed the lives of 28 victims who were children, teens, and young adults, all of African American descent. Wayne Williams was arrested and convicted for the murder of two of the victims. Season 2 also introduced the agents to the infamous Charles Manson.

Moving On 

The series remains in limbo and has released its cast to work on other projects, which is not a great sign of things to come. The series’ creator, David Fincher, has already moved on to other projects, including Netflix’s film Mank and the new season of “Love, Death, and Robots.” However, he wishes to continue being a “Mindhunter” regularly. He’s not alone. The main stars have all expressed their desire to continue.

Star Jonathan Groff has expressed that if a season three were to happen, he’d be all in.

“The minute he says he wants to do another one, I’ll be there in a second. But I trust his vision and instincts, so I leave it always in his hands, as ever.”

Actor Holt McCallany told Awards Daily:

“I’ve heard that David’s thought about it. I’m not saying it’s going to come back, but what I am saying is that if it comes back, I’m coming back with it. You can take that to the bank, but it’ll depend on what David wants to do.”

Sadly, if you saw the season 3 news on social media, it was just a mean trick. Currently, “Mindhunter” season 3 is still in limbo and will not likely happen anytime soon, if ever, much to the disappointment of fans who have even taken to signing a petition, which has over 96,000 signatures, to urge Netflix to bring it back.


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If you haven’t seen it, you are missing out. It’s a gripping series with a fantastic cast. Stop what you are doing and binge-watch seasons one and two on Netflix now!




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