For months now, we've been awaiting news of a Mindhunter season three confirmation, but instead, we got word that the show has been put on indefinite hold. The good news is that this doesn't mean we absolutely won't ever get another season, but it does mean it could be years before we do.
It was reported by TVLine yesterday evening that principal cast members Jonathan Groff, Holt McCallany, and Anna Torv had all been released from their contracts due to the series being put on indefinite hold.
Mindhunter's director David Fincher has been busy working on other projects for the streaming service, and felt as though it would be best to set the show's cast free for the time being as he explored other avenues.
"David is focused on directing his first Netflix film Mank and on producing the second season of Love, Death and Robots. He may revisit Mindhunter again in the future, but in the meantime felt it wasn’t fair to the actors to hold them from seeking other work while he was exploring new work of his own," a Netflix rep told TVLine.
Fans are incredibly upset about the show's cancellation, to say the least.
The first two seasons of the hit series were based on the true-crime book Mindhunter: Inside the FBI's Elite Serial Crime Unit by John E. Douglas and Mark Olshaker. The show followed the FBI's Behavioral Science Unit from earlier years, as they interviewed and profiled various serial killers in hopes of applying their findings to ongoing and future cases.
Some infamous killers profiled in the chilling series include Ed Kemper, Montie Rissell, Jerry Brudos, Richard Speck, Charles Manson, and the Son of Sam, just to name a few.
Although it's unclear if/when we'll be getting another season of Mindhunter, the first two seasons of the show will remain on Netflix for your viewing pleasure.