Mindhunter Season 3 Renewal Status, Plot, Cast & Probable Release Date
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Mindhunter Season 3: Everything You Need To Know About The Upcoming Season Of Gripping Crime-thriller on Netflix.

Netflix’s gripping crime-thriller show Mindhunter is based on the true-crime book Mindhunter: Inside the FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit written by John E. Douglas and Mark Olshaker. It revolves around FBI agents Holden Ford and Bill Tench, along with psychologist Wendy Carr, who operates the FBI’s Behavioural Science Unit within the Training Division at the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia. They interview imprisoned serial killers to understand how they think, with the hope of applying this knowledge to solve ongoing cases.

After the remarkable success of Season 2, fans are eagerly waiting for the third season. However, in January 2020, Netflix announced that they were putting the renewal of the series on indefinite hold. The series was placed on indefinite hold, (not technically cancelled – just that the cast and crew were released from their contracts though realistically, the chances of reassembling them in the future are slim).

The director, David Fincher’s is busy with other projects and it is one of the reasons behind the delay of Mindhunter Season 3. While we remain optimistic regarding the renewal, we bring to you all the details of Season 3.

What Will Be The Plot of Mindhunter Season 3?

Mindhunter’s first season took place in the late 1970s, with its second season picking up in the early 1980s. It’s reasonable to expect that Season 3 would take place in the early to mid-1980s. The likes of ‘Butcher Baker’ Robert Hansen, ‘Green River Killer’ Gary Ridgway, ‘Night Stalker’ Richard Ramirez and ‘Milwaukee Cannibal’ Jeffrey Dahmer and BRK Killer are all names that have been speculated.

Aside from the serial killers who play a key role in each season, the central cast of Mindhunter also has some issues of their own which will continue to be explored in future episodes. One twist that holds particularly powerful ramifications for season three revolves around Bill Tench’s son Brian and the child murder he witnessed midway through season two. So we’ve got to wait with bated breath for unraveling these answers.

Who Will Be In The Cast of Season 3?

The core cast is likely to remain the same and we can surely expect a few high profile additions. The lead actors such as Jonathan Groff (as Holden Ford), Holt McCallany (as Bill Tench), and Anna Torv (as Wendy Carr) will surely return. A look at a probable star cast for season 3.

  • Jonathan Groff as Holden Ford
  • Holt McCallany as Bill Tench
  • Anna Torv as Wendy Carr
  • Hannah Gross as Debbie Mitford
  • Cotter Smith as Robert Shepard
  • Stacey Roca as Nancy Tench
  • Joe Tuttle as Gregg Smith
  • Michael Cerveris as Ted Gunn
  • Lauren Glazier as Kay Manz
  • Albert Jones as Jim Barney
  • Sierra McClain as Tanya Clifton
  • June Carryl as Camille Bell

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Production Updates:

With regard to Netflix putting the show on hold indefinitely, a representative for Netflix told Thrillist, “[Fincher] 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.”

Cinematographer Erik Messerschmidt, who worked on much of Mindhunter and collaborated with Fincher again on Mank, did admit to Thrillist in June that he doesn’t know what’s going on with the series but would like to see it continue. He said, “I’ve heard things are on hold for a little bit. We’ll see. Who knows? But it would be an honor to go back.”

When Will Mindhunter Season 3 Premiere?

Given that the series is on indefinite hold, we can only speculate as to when, if ever, Season 3 will hit Netflix. Fincher is busy with Season 2 of “Love, Death + Robots” and “Mank”. We must also consider the coronavirus pandemic, which is preventing countless shows and movies from going into production.

All things considered, we’re probably looking at Mindhunter arriving in 2022 at the earliest if it’s back at all. There was nearly a two-year gap between Seasons 1 and 2, which premiered in October 2017 and August 2019, so fans are used to waiting. We’ll just have to wait a bit longer than originally expected.

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