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Netflix’s Mindhunter star brings fresh season 3 hope after devastating axe-Kitty Chrisp-Entertainment – Metro

Mindhunter was first released in 2017 – but fans are desperate for another season (Picture: Netflix)

Netflix’s Mindhunter was undoubtedly one of the very best prematurely axed TV shows on the streaming service – and there’s been a promising update.

With only two seasons, fans were livid when plans for a third were scrapped indefinitely in an unexpected move.

But now there is a glimmer of hope for the series, which follows FBI agents Holden Ford (Jonathan Groff) and Bill Tench (Holt McCallany), and pshychologist Wendy (Anna Torv) as they investigate why serial killers, well, kill.

In real life, Holden Ford’s character is based on former FBI Special Agent John Douglas, who wrote the book of the same name.

Based in the 1970s, his was the first attempt at profiling prolific killers, and the effort later turned into the FBI’s Behavioural Science Unit.

Now Holt – who plays Bill Tench – has revealed that director David Fincher has ‘thought’ about resurrecting the much-loved series.

Netflix released two seasons (Picture: Courtesy of Netflix)

The series follows FBI agents Holden Ford (Jonathan Groff) and Bill Tench (Holt McCallany) (Picture: Courtesy of Netflix)

In a recent interview with Awards Daily, McCallany said: ‘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.’

The actor did acknowledge that a third season is ‘probably unlikely’ despite the revelation, given the second season aired a whole five years ago in 2019, and the first in 2017.

‘But just even that he would think about it is a hopeful sign,’ he added.

The demand is there, as a petition online to bring the show back gained almost 10,000 signatures in February.

It came as backlash to Fincher’s comments at the time, in which he said to French newspaper Le Journal du Dimanche: ‘I’m very proud of the first two seasons.

‘But it’s a particularly expensive show and, in the eyes of Netflix, we haven’t attracted a large enough audience to justify such an investment.

‘I don’t blame them, they took risks to launch the series.’

Fincher also slashed hope for the serial killer drama fans three years ago, saying that there wouldn’t be a season three.

He said to Vulture at the time: ‘It’s a 90-hour workweek. It absorbs everything in your life. When I got done, I was pretty exhausted, and I said, “I don’t know if I have it in me right now to break season three”.’

He added: ‘Listen, for the viewership that it had, it was a very expensive show.

‘We talked about, “Finish Mank and then see how you feel”, but I honestly don’t think we’re going to be able to do it for less than I did season two.

‘And on some level, you have to be realistic – dollars have to equal eyeballs.’ has contacted David Fincher’s representatives for comment.

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