Mindhunter Season 3: Will it return to Apple TV+ in 2023? Here’s what you need to know

Based on the 1995 true-crime book Mindhunter: Inside the FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit by John E. Douglas and Mark Olshaker, Mindhunter is an American psychological crime thriller television series developed by Joe Penhall that aired in 2017. Penhall, Charlize Theron, and David Fincher are the executive producers. The latter has been the series’ most frequent director and de facto showrunner, directing many of the scriptwriting and production procedures. The series, which stars Jonathan Groff, Holt McCallany, and Anna Torv, covers the establishment of the Behavioral Science Section of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in the late 1970s and the start of criminal profiling.

The fans of the show have been disappointed after they were informed that there won’t be any further episodes of the series. However, in case you are in hopes of the show’s return, here’s everything you must know about the possiblity of the next season of Mindhunter.


Mindhunter Season 3: Will the show be revived for a third season?

On October 13, 2017, Netflix released the first season’s ten episodes globally. The second season was released on Netflix on August 16, 2019. Fincher wants to work on other projects, therefore Netflix said in January 2020 that the possibility of a third season was put on hold indefinitely. Nevertheless, Fincher may “revisit [the series] in the future.” Fincher announced in February 2023 that the series was officially concluded.

Mindhunter Season 3: Who would be in the cast?

Though the series has officially been concluded, in case there will be a revival for the series we expect the following cast to star in the third season. We do not have the exact information regarding the official cast list of the upcoming season. Moreover, we think it is safe to speculate that most of the main characters and series regulars of the show are likely to return for another season. Considering the same, check out the potential cast of the season 3 below:

  • Jonathan Groff as Holden Ford
  • Holt McCallany as Bill Tench
  • Anna Torv as Wendy Carr
  • Hannah Gross as Debbie Mitford
  • Cotter Smith as Robert Shepard
  • Stacey Roca as Nancy Tench
  • Joe Tuttle as Gregg Smith
  • Michael Cerveris as Ted Gunn
  • Lauren Glazier as Kay Manz
  • Albert Jones as Jim Barney
  • Sierra McClain as Tanya Clifton
  • June Carryl as Camille Bell

Mindhunter Season 3: Why is it not happening?

Despite David Fincher’s assurance that Mindhunter fans may not receive a third season, there are persistent speculations that it will be released soon. This is only partially accurate due to the exponential fan base of the first two successful seasons. Fincher revealed in October 2020 that Netflix will not pick up Mindhunter for a third season. Vulture reports that a third season “maybe in five years” is possible.