Mindhunter is the famous Netflix show created by Joe Penhall, about two FBI investigators interviewing serial killers in prison. The show is based on the book Mindhunter: Inside the FBI’s Elite Serial Killer Unit written by John E. Douglas and Mark Olshaker. Here is what we know about the Mindhunter Season 3 release date as of now and what else we expect from it.
As the followers know, the second season of the series was broadcast on Netflix in August 2019. In the last season of the series, which aired all episodes together, 9 episodes are still among the most watched series on Netflix.
Table of Contents
- 1 Renewal status of the 3rd Season of Mindhunter
- 2 What Do We Know About Mindhunter: Season 3 Plot?
- 3 When will Mindhunter season 3 be released?
Renewal status of the 3rd Season of Mindhunter
Unfortunately, there is no good news for the third season of the series. But no need to worry, we haven’t seen any news about the cancellation of the series, we know that the series is currently hold and defined “indefinite hiatus” by Netflix. Possible delay causes include cast issues, other projects, and Covid 19 effects. One of the biggest reasons the show is hold is that the producer of the show, David Fincher, is busy with other projects.
We now know that David Fincher is focusing on his other project Love, Death and Robots, and it does not seem possible to see a Mindhunter new season before this tv show, which has not yet aired with its season 2.
Some of the leading actors left the series!
Mindhunter, which created a fanbase in the past two seasons, faces some important problems on the production side. The series, which has not yet received its third season approval from Netflix, lost its lead actors Jonathan Groff (Holden Ford), Holt McCallany (Bill Tench) and Anna Torv (Wendy Carr). In the statement made by the digital broadcasting giant, it was stated that all three actors left their contracts in the project due to the uncertainty in the series.
In summary, we think that these separations will adversely affect the fate of the series. On the other hand, the fact that the series is planned as 5 seasons gives hope again. Also, the fact that it has not been canceled yet makes it likely to see a new season.
What Do We Know About Mindhunter: Season 3 Plot?
It is hard to give any definite information on Mindhunter: Season 3 Plot as the show has not been renewed for the new season by Netflix. But although the popular streaming service announced the show is on hold for an indefinite amount of time, the fans are hopeful for more seasons because of its success throughout the first two seasons.
Even with the limited information provided regarding the third season of Mindhunter, some story and timeline can be predicted. Here are some plot predictions on Mindhunter: Season 3 Plot in case the show will be renewed in the future.
Season 3 will most likely take up the unsolved cases and stories from previous seasons, including Dennis Rader (BTK Killer) and Brian Tench.
Considering the timeline of season 2 it is safe to assume that season 3 would take place in the 1980s. We can expect to see many infamous killers in that era; such as Ted Bundy, Jeffrey Dahmer (Milwaukee Cannibal), John Wayne Gacy (Killer Clown), Robert Hansen (Butcher Baker), and Richard Ramirez.
Also, according to the book, which the show is based on, we can expect season 3 to examine serial killers such as John Joubert IV, Joseph Paul Franklin, Donald Harvey (Angel of Death), and Gary Ridgway (Green River Killer).
It is certain that whatever the new season of Mindhunter includes, it will be of good quality.
When will Mindhunter season 3 be released?
The fact that the series is currently on hold makes it difficult to answer this question. We think that this series, which has a good audience on a famous and highly competitive platform like Netflix, will meet the audience with the 3rd season. At this stage, it is very far from the possibility of meeting the audience in 2020 or 2021, and we think that the series may be released in 2022 at the earliest with the producers of the series focusing on this project and starting to shoot. The series may meet the audience in the summer of 2022.
Is there a trailer 3rd season of the beloved series?
So far, there is no work started for the third season of the series, so it is too early to see the trailer of the series. Some fan-made trailers do not reflect the truth at this stage.
Who will be in the cast of Mindhunter season 3?
We have stated that there are separations from the main cast of the series, and we are planning to see new actors in their characters’ roles. The fate of these characters and their new player situations are currently unclear.
Holden Ford (?)
Bill Tench (?)
Dr. Wendy Carr (?)
Sonny Valicenti as ADT Serviceman
Stacey Roca as Nancy Tench
Hannah Gross as Debbie Mitford
Joe Tuttle as Gregg Smith
Zachary Scott Ross as Brian Tench
Cotter Smith as Unit Chief Shepard
Albert Jones as Jim Barney
Lauren Glazier as Kay Manz