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David Fincher doesn’t rule out retaking Mindhunter for season 3

The experience was complicated and exhausting. Erecting the second installment of Netflix’s criminal show (released in 2019) required the perfectionist David Fincher ditch much of the pre-production work and start from scratch. Consequently, they were two extremely busy years for the acclaimed director, who although he delivered an impeccable second batch of episodes, he had little desire to immediately think of a season 3 of Mindhunter. In January 2020, the red “N” announced that the series was going into indefinite unemployment, which prevails to date. But this does not mean that the Emmy winner has forever disengaged from the project.

In a recent interview with Variety, Fincher reiterated how costly Mindhunter was to develop in relation to audience ratings, which while passionate, fell short of the numbers to justify the money invested. In that sense – and linked to his exhaustion from the strenuous production of the previous seasons – the director does not think it makes sense to continue. However, there is always tomorrow and Fincher would not rule out retaking the baton for that original Netflix content.

«At some point I would love to visit you again«Said the 58-year-old director. «The hope was to arrive [en la historia] Until the late 90s, early 2000s, hopefully walk all the way to [el momento en] that people were knocking on Dennis Rader’s door. “

Dennis Rader, aka BTK, is a character inspired by the homonymous serial killer, whose brief, recurring and tangential appearances within Mindhunter anticipated his encounter with the FBI. In real life, Rader claimed the lives of ten people – between 1974 and 1991 – and would not be arrested until 2005. Recall that the first two seasons of the television show span from 1977 to 1981, with agents Bill Tench and Holden Ford. , along with psychologist Wendy Carr, trying to revolutionize the criteria for criminal investigation.

As Mindhunter’s director and executive producer, Fincher also emphasized (during his talk with Variety) the personal need to take a break after completing the second season assignment.

“I certainly needed a time out,” he commented. “We put all our hands to work to finish [la segunda temporada] And we didn’t have a lot of scripts, a lot of schematics, or a bible ready for season three. I have to admit I was a bit like ‘I don’t know if I’m ready to spend another two years in crawl space.’

While we wait (hopefully) for favorable news regarding a possible Mindhunter season 3, in the short term Fincher will bring his fans a new feature film: Mank, which will premiere on Netflix on December 4.

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