Mindhunter on Netflix was arguably one of the greatest prematurely cancelled TV programmes on the streaming giant – now there’s been a positive update.
With only two seasons completed, supporters were outraged when plans for a third were abruptly cancelled.
The series, which follows FBI agents Holden Ford (Jonathan Groff) and Bill Tench (Holt McCallany), as well as pshychologist Wendy (Anna Torv), as they study why serial murderers, well, kill, suddenly has a glimmer of hope.
Holden Ford’s persona is based on retired FBI Special Agent John Douglas, who published the book with the same title.
Based in the 1970s, his was the first attempt at profiling serial killers, which evolved into the FBI’s Behavioural Science Unit.
Now, Holt, who portrays Bill Tench, has claimed that director David Fincher has ‘considered’ about bringing the beloved series back.
In a recent interview with Awards Daily, McCallany said: ‘I’ve heard that David’s thought about it.
‘I’m not saying it’s going to come back, but what I am saying is that if it comes back, I’m coming back with it.
‘You can take that to the bank, but it’ll depend on what David wants to do.’
‘But it’s a particularly expensive show and, in the eyes of Netflix, we haven’t attracted a large enough audience to justify such an investment.
‘I don’t blame them, they took risks to launch the series.’
Fincher also dashed serial killer drama fans’ hopes three years ago, stating that there will be no season three.
He said to Vulture at the time: ‘It’s a 90-hour workweek. It absorbs everything in your life. When I got done, I was pretty exhausted, and I said, “I don’t know if I have it in me right now to break season three”.’
He added: ‘Listen, for the viewership that it had, it was a very expensive show.
‘We talked about, “Finish Mank and then see how you feel”, but I honestly don’t think we’re going to be able to do it for less than I did season two.
‘And on some level, you have to be realistic – dollars have to equal eyeballs.’
Source My Celebrity Life.