Ace director David Fincher has hinted to Mindhunter fans towards the show’s sudden cancellation. It might not greet them with another season.
Netflix Original psychological thriller series, Mindhunter might not return for another season. Director David Fincher hinted at this proceeding in an interview with Vulture magazine.
The reason, he explained, is the limited viewership of the critically-acclaimed show in relation to its high-budget. Fincher said: “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”.
He further added: “On some level, you have to be realistic — dollars have to equal eyeballs.”
Mindhunter was a critically acclaimed web series. The second season recently came out and even though it had a niche audience, it was a brilliant show for its viewers.
Created by Joe Penhall, Mindhunter was based on the true-crime book Mindhunter: Inside the FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit. The plot followed Holden Ford (Jonathan Groff) and Bill Tench (Holt McCallany), two FBI agents who interviewed serial killers to catch hold of their psychology. It was a very different concept and an enthralling one at that.
However, screenwriter Elizabeth Hannah recently shared a still from season 2. Fincher’s comment was rather a surprise after this tweet, which was also retweeted by some of the cast members.
The budget seems to be major issue for Fincher, who executive produced Mindhunter and also directed several episodes. He added: “We lived there for almost three years. Not year in and year out, but … probably six or seven months a year … Mindhunter was a lot for me.”