Holt McCallany, star of Mindhunter, claims that David Fincher has thought about returning the Netflix masterpiece back, five years after its final season. “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,” McCallany informed Awards Daily. “You can take that to the bank, but it’ll depend on what David wants to do.” For fans hoping for a Mindhunter season 3 revelation any moment currently, McCallany did warn: “It’s been a few years now, so it’s probably unlikely, but just that he would think about it is a hopeful sign.”
Inspired by the same-titled book by John E. Douglas and Mark Olshaker, Mindhunter traced the history of the FBI’s Behavioural Science Unit and the continuous search for serial killers. Alongside Holden Ford, played by Jonathan Groff, and Wendy Carr, played by Anna Torv, McCallany portrayed special agent Bill Tench.
With sporadic information, there has been radio silence regarding Mindhunter’s comeback since the second season in 2019. Fincher himself seems to minimize any notion that the show will return as recently as February 2023. “I’m very proud of the first two seasons, but it’s a particularly expensive series and, in the eyes of Netflix, we haven’t attracted a large enough audience to justify such an investment,” Fincher said in an interview with the French daily Le Journal du Dimanche.
In the past, the show’s two-episode director, Asif Kapadia, tweeted, “Audiences around the world need to let Netflix know that there is a real interest & demand for Season 3 of Mindhunter. If you make enough noise, it might actually happen…”