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Mindhunter is an American psychological crime thriller television series created by Joe Penhall, based on the 1995 true-crime book Mindhunter: Inside the FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit by John E. Douglas and Mark Olshaker.
Penhall, Charlize Theron, and David Fincher are among the executive producers, with the latter serving as the series’ most frequent director and de facto showrunner, overseeing many of the scriptwriting and production processes.
The series, starring Jonathan Groff, Holt McCallany, and Anna Torv, follows the establishment of the FBI’s Behavioral Science Unit in the late 1970s and the beginning of criminal profiling.
Mindhunter Season 3: Plot
The second season takes place between 1980 and 1981 and follows Ford and Tench as they investigate the Atlanta murders of 1979 to 1981, which resulted in at least 28 deaths, the majority of whom were children. The season ends with the police and FBI focusing their investigation on Wayne Williams as the main suspect in the Atlanta murders, but they are having difficulty gathering tangible evidence.
Williams is eventually charged in connection with two of the deaths, but Holden begins to doubt himself after APD decides to close all child murder investigations. When Bill returns home, he is astounded to discover that Nancy has taken Brian and left the house without him.
Holden attends a news conference to conclude the Atlanta investigation, but he is concerned that he was unable to solve the deaths of the other missing children and provide closure to their families. The BTK killer continues his activities in the season 2 finale. Season three was supposed to pick up where season two left off in order to learn more about BTK Killer.
We now have more clarity on what season 3 would have entailed thanks to a recent interview with director Andrew Dominik. The show was about to take an interesting turn, setting itself in beautiful Los Angeles. Collider spoke with Dominik about it. In a third season of Mindhunter, the show’s FBI profilers would have shared their findings with some well-known Hollywood filmmakers.
“What they were going to do with Season 3 was they were going to 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. And it was all going to be about profiling making it into the sort of zeitgeist, the public consciousness. It would’ve been… That was the season everyone was really waiting for to do, with when they sort of get out of the basement and start.”
Who is in the Cast of Mindhunter Season 3?
As previously stated, the cast is no longer bound by the Minehunter’s contract. This means that even if a third season is made, there is no guarantee that all of the main characters will return, which is a real shame!
Netflix has yet to reveal the official cast lineup for the third season! So, for the time being, all we can do is speculate. It is safe to assume that a few characters would have returned for the third season.
According to our speculations, the following characters will return in Minehunter’s third season:
- Jonathan Groff
- Holt McCalleny
- Anna Torv
- Bill Tench
- Wendy Carr
- Stacey Roca
- Joe Tuttle
- Michael Cerveris
- Sonny Valicenti
- Albert Jones
- Cameron Britton
Their participation in Mindhunter Season 3 is contingent on their work schedules. One thing you should mentally prepare for is that the entire cast will not be returning!
Mindhunter Season 3 Potential Release Date: When Will It Premiere?
Season one premiered in October 2017, but we had to wait until August 2019 for the second installment, which was excruciating.
The level of detail and research required to create Mindhunter is extensive, so even if it does return – a big if, as stated above – we’re in for a very long wait.