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Mindhunter won’t be back for season 3 as David Fincher calls Netflix show ‘very expensive’

Mindhunter season 2 is in the works

David said the show was expensive to shoot (Picture: Netflix)

Sorry, Mindhunter fans—it sounds like the show is finished after two seasons, at least for now.

Executive David Fincher seemed to sound the death knell for the serial killer drama while promoting his new film Mank.

Speaking to Vulture, he said: ‘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”.’

The show also required David to essentially relocate his life to Pittsburgh, where Mindhunter was shot, living there for ‘six or seven months’ a year for three years.

But it sounds like there weren’t just artistic reasons for David abandoning the series.

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.

David Fincher

David Fincher has moved on to Mank (Picture: Getty)

‘And on some level, you have to be realistic — dollars have to equal eyeballs.’

Apparently a spokesperson confirmed the news to Vulture, though hinted there was a small possibility of Mindhunter coming back to life, but not for a good while.

The psychological crime thriller starred Jonathan Groff as Holden Ford, Holt McCallany as Bill Tench and Anna Torv as Dr Wendy Carr.

Though initially envisioned as a five series run, Netflix confirmed to Deadline in January that they’d let the options on the cast contracts expire.

Jonathan is now busy filming The Matrix 4, and Holt is in the Canadian wilderness filming miner drama The Ice Road with Liam Neeson. Anna hasn’t got anything on her IMDB yet, but we’re sure she’ll be gracing your screens in no time.

Meanwhile, David seems to be firmly focused on Mank, which tells the  story of the screenwriter behind Citizen Kane.

It’s a deeply personal project for David—the screenplay was written by his late father, Jack, who died in 2003.

Mank will stream on Netflix beginning 4 December.


Credit: Original article published here.

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