'Mindhunter' creator says the show will run for five seasons

'Mindhunter' creator says the show will run for five seasons

The man behind notorious Netflix show “Mindhunter” has confirmed that he plans for the show to run for five full seasons, with or without him at the helm. Director and producer David Fincher, who has built his reputation off the back of a slew of successful thrillers, including Se7en, Fight Club and The Social Network, has already told his cast that “it’s gonna go five seasons...I don’t intend to f*ck it up,” according to a recent interview with series’ star Holt McCallanay. 

Speaking to the Hollywood Reporter, McCallanay, who plays brooding FBI Agent Bill Tench, confessed that Fincher has grand plans for the future of the show. As he put it, season three could represent “a complete reimagining of the show,” based on proposals to move the production from Pittsburgh to a new location. 

McCallanay, who has worked with Fincher before on projects such as Alien 3 and Fight Club, revealed that the infamously exacting director told the cast that there was a “very specific timeline for him”. As he explained:

"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."

Check out the trailer for Mindhunter Season 2 here: 

Given the intense nature of the show, which focuses on the early days of the FBI’s behavioural science division and the minds of some of the most infamous killers in American history, the actors could be forgiven for wanting a break. McCallanay, however, has revealed that the working relationship, especially between himself and Jonathon Groff - who plays Agent Holden Ford - remains strong. As he revealed to Hollywood Reporter:

"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."

While this news bodes well for fans of heavy true-crime, it also helps alleviate some concerns from the end of season two, most significantly assuring the audience that there will be a resolution to several significant loose ends. Plus, if the show does indeed make it to season five, it promises some of the most intense binge-watching available anywhere.