‘Mindhunter’ Creator Says The True-Crime Show Will Run For Five Seasons

Alfie PowellAlfie Powell in Entertainment, Netflix
Published 22.08.19

Mindhunter will have five season in total and that’s just great.

After months upon months of hanging about, we finally got to watch the second season of Mindhunter and it was really worth the wait.

Honestly it’s been so good and even though many of us may have binged it as quick as possible, dropping all common sense in the meantime, we don’t regret it one bit.

I can’t imagine there’s many of us proud of the intense fascination we all have in true crime, but so long as Netflix throw all of these documentaries and dramas at us, we’ll lap them up.

And so we should. There’s still so much to happen to in Mindhunter and luckily for us, it looks like we’ll get to see that all.

It’s long been established that David Fincher wanted to make five seasons of the show, but this was previously reiterated and reaffirmed by the instances of season two.

In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Holt McCallany  (the ma behind Bill Tench) said that things would be pretty different in season three, given that it won’t be filmed in Pittsburgh unlike the previous seasons.

He said how season three would represent “a complete reimagining of the show” , expanding on Fincher’s desire to create more.

He said ‘Listen, are you ready to do this for five seasons? Because even if I f*ck it up, it’s gonna go five seasons, and I don’t intend to f*ck it up.’ So I’d like to think that we will continue, for as long as David is intrigued by telling this particular story.

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Speaking of Jonathan Groff, his co-star, he went on to say:

He’s such a kind and decent person, such a talented actor, always in a good mood, always with a big smile. Even though we’ve worked so closely for two years now, truthfully never a cross word has transpired between us, and I think we could do five seasons and it would be the same thing.

But what can we expect from season 3?

Will Ted Bundy be in Mindhunter?

Perhaps one of the most well-known serial killers of all time, Ted Bundy was mentioned briefly in season two, but that was the extent of his cameo.

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As you may have seen in The Ted Bundy Tapes, the killer was interviewed regularly before his scheduled execution in 1989 during the mid-eighties.

It was on death row that Bundy admitted to killing around 30 women in the years between 1973 and 1978, while Mindhunter season 2 ended in 1982.

This means that Bundy could appear in an interviewee capacity, but not a criminal mind that detectives will have to contend with.

Is Bill Tench’s son Brian going to be a serial killer in Mindhunter?

Could be.

As we found out in season two, Tench’s adopted son was present for the murder of a young boy and though he didn’t take part, he was fully aware of what happened and even suggested hanging the body up on a cross.

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It was a pretty harrowing tale and viewers of the series are wondering whether seeing what he has, will Brian grow up damaged and become one of the very people that his dad endeavours to stop.

This part of the story is one of the few that are fictional, so we can’t look to the past to find out the answers, rather wait to see what the writers have in stall for us.

You can watch all of Mindhunter season two on Netflix now.

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