Mindhunter was a modest miracle of a TV show. Created by Joe Penhall and run by visionary director David Fincher, Mindhunter visually looked like nothing else in the streaming world: dark and dreary yet dynamic and direct. Combining that aesthetic with the compelling real life story of the FBI’s Behavioral Science Unit and their serial killer studies was almost cheating! And reality seemed to think it was. The show was canceled after season 2 since it was too expensive to continue on and Fincher was simply in too high demand with his day job as a generational filmmaker.
Despite Fincher himself declaring in early 2023 that Mindhunter was over over, we Mindhunter-ites can’t help but scour the internet for any morsel of evidence that he and Netflix have changed their mind and the show is on the verge of renewal. Now the latest morsel has arrived courtesy of actor Holt McCallany, who played special agent Bill Tench on the series.
In a conversation with Awards Daily about his career and recent work in The Iron Claw, McCallany lets slip that Fincher might not be as through with Mindhunter as we thought:
“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. It’s been a few years now, so it’s probably unlikely, but just even that he would think about it is a hopeful sign.”
Now McCallany does clarify that it’s “unlikely” and the same conditions that led to Mindhunter‘s demise haven’t been resolve. But … what if we begged?
Please, oh please, David. Bring it back. We want Holden and Bill back, David. Please. We’ll be good! We won’t be weird about the serial killers! We won’t be too excited to see Dennis Rader pop up like he’s a Marvel cameo. We’ll be responsible. Please just bring it back. One more season, David. One more! You can still make your movies. We just want the show too. Please bring Mindhunter back. Please David. Please Netflix. Please TV gods.
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