Mindhunter Season 3 Plot That Never Made It to Screen

Mindhunter Season 3 Plot That Never Made It to Screen
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It's too bad Mindhunter might be done because Season 3's storyline sounds awesome.

Netflix 's Mindhunter consists of two seasons as of today. The psychological crime series revolves around FBI agents Holden Ford (Jonathan Groff), Bill Tench (Holt McCallany), and psychologist Wendy Carr (Anna Torv) who stood at the origin of criminal profiling. The series features notable serial killers of the 1970-1980s.

After Season 2 was released in 2019, the series was put on "indefinite hold" as the unofficial showrunner David Fincher put it.

The director told Vulture that he and the team were too exhausted after the production of the second season.

Another big reason to forget for a while about Mindhunter's continuation was the high budget. Fincher explained that the viewership of the series doesn't match its cost. "Dollars have to equal eyeballs," as the director elegantly put it.

Apparently, Season 3 would require an even higher budget than the first two seasons of the series, which would most likely be unprofitable for Netflix. But why would the budget for Mindhunter Season 3 be so high?

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It turns out that Season 3, if produced, could give Mindhunter viewers what they have been waiting for since the beginning of the series. It would show how criminal profiling becomes known to, and even popular with, the general public.

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Andrew Dominik, the director for Season 2, told Collider that, as planned by the creators, in Season 3 the FBI's Behavioral Science Unit would go… to Hollywood.

"So one of them was going to be hooking up with Jonathan Demme and the other one was going to be hooking up with Michael Mann," Dominik said, naming popular Hollywood directors famous for their crime and serial killer movies.

Dominik added that the Mindhunter team was really looking forward to Ford and Tench finally getting out of the basement and making criminal profiling a thing. He didn't mention who the serial killers would be that the Behavioral Science Unit would be profiling, but just the idea of taking the action to 80's Hollywood makes you think that the season would be iconic.

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While the possibility of Mindhunter Season 3 is probably buried for now, Netflix bosses and David Fincher don't deny that Season 3 could happen at some point in the future. Fingers crossed.