The successful American crime thriller web television series Mindhunter is on indefinite hold for its third installment. The series is based on the nonfictional book ‘Mindhunter: Inside the FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit’ written by John Douglas and Mark Olshaker.
The series was produced by Joe Penhall, David Fincher, and Charlize Theron. The pilot episode written by Scott Buck was then replaced by the playwright and screenwriter Joe Penhall on the suggestion of Charlize Theron.
The first season consisting of 10 episodes was released worldwide on Netflix on 13 October 2017, and the second season of 9 episodes was released on 16 August 2019 on Netflix.
‘Mindhunter’ shows the journey of FBI agents Holden Ford (played by Jonathan Groff) and Bill Tench (played by Holt McCallany) as they along with psychologist Wendy Carr (Anna Torv) interview and try to understand the thinking and mindset of imprisoned serial killers and use such knowledge on their ongoing cases.
Season 1 takes place in the year 1977 to 1980 as they unleash a serial killer’s mind in those initial days of criminal psychology with the assistance of infamous serial killer Edmund Kemper whereas Season 2 is set against the backdrop of 1980-1981 as the FBI agents work towards the Atlanta murder case of 1979 which in turn is a true event of Wayne Williams (charged for the murder of two men and apparent yet unproved killing of around 28 children and youth).
Both the seasons received excellent response and reviews from critics. Metacritic rated Season 1 and Season 2 ’79 and 85 out of 100′ respectively. On Rotten Tomatoes, season 1 received 7.97 out of 10, and Season 2 received 8.43 out of 10.
However, regarding the much-awaited third season of the planned five seasons, it has been announced by Netflix in January 2020 as ‘on indefinite hold until Fincher finishes working on his upcoming film Mank and other projects and the contracts of the cast being released.’
A Netflix spokesperson stated, “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.”
Mindhunter Season 3 Release Date News: Why is it on Hold
Although there is not Official Release Date Out yet, Show’s Creator David Fincher has Strongly hinted that Mindhunter Season 3 had finished production and was in the Post Production stage. But due to the sudden onset and spread of COVID-19 Season 3 was Put on indefinite hold. And there is no telling when will the 3rs installment in the Series will Release.