It seems as though Netflix might be losing one of their best shows. While Mindhunter hasn’t been canceled, TVLine has confirmed that the cast has been released from their contracts. In a statement to TVLine, a Netflix representative had the following to say:
“David [Fincher] is focused on directing his first Netflix film Mank and on producing the second season of Love, Death and Robots. He may revisit Mindhunter again in the future, but in the meantime felt it wasn’t fair to the actors to hold them from seeking other work while he was exploring new work of his own.”
While this is certainly bad news for both Netflix and fans of the show, there’s a bit of a silver lining. First off, the show hasn’t been canceled. When the news first broke, I was worried that Netflix had axed the show in keeping with their 2-3 season model of television, so at least there’s the possibility for Fincher to revisit the show.
Second, I’m glad Fincher is still working with Netflix. As a fan of both Mindhunter and Love, Death and Robots I’m glad that they’re a) giving him the latitude to do this and that b) there’s still another season of LDR on the way. That getting nixed, coupled with this news would have been too much to take.
Mindhunter originally premiered in October of 2017 to great praise, but fans had to wait until August of 2019 for a follow-up to the FBI drama based on the book Mindhunter: Inside the FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit. The first two seasons are currently available on Netflix.
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