Axed: Mindhunter

"It's a very expensive show and, in the eyes of Netflix, we didn't attract enough of an audience," says David Fincher.

Director David Fincher has put on the record, via a French interview, that crime drama Mindhunter is not proceeding to a third season.

The series with Jonathan Groff, Holt McCallany and Anna Torv last screened in 2019 before going on “indefinite hold” as Fincher pursued other projects.

The House of Cards director said Netflix decided it didn’t get enough viewership to justify the costs.

Translated, he told Le Journal de Dimanchi, “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 (for Season 3). 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.”

The Killer will be released in November 10 on Netflix featuring Michael Fassbender and Tilda Swinton.

Source: Forbes

3 Responses

  1. My interpretation of Netflix’s announcement regarding this show, announcements which can seem ambiguous while Netflix restructures its future production schedule and other vested interests, was that two seasons of Mindhunter was enough. I would also say that Netflix have had to learn a few hard lessons about the showrunner creatives they were dealing with in recent years, which is probably the reason that they now buy more ready made product from outside sources, increasingly from Europe and South Korea, where they also have leased production studios.
    I enjoyed Mindhunter season one as the screenplay was fresh and featured interesting characters struggling with their personal demon’s while the real Demon’s were hiding in the shadows, I thought the show may be worth a second season but not a third; the story development would have become generic as it is for numerous multi-season US studio made shows.

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