Mindhunter premiered on Netflix on 13 October 2017. It was created as a web series by Joe Penhall, and it’s based on the book Mindhunter by John E. Douglas and Mark Olshaker.
The story centers on serial killers and the different methods that have been taken by the law enforcers to apprehend them. The protagonists are two FBI agents who decide to study their psyches and to assist in future crimes. The show got an 8.6/10 in IMDB and 97% in Rotten Tomatoes, and has gone to become one of Netflix’s best shows.
The show has completed two seasons and it’s fans are now eagerly waiting for a third season.
Shortly after season two premiered, Netflix announced that they have kept the show on indefinite hold, meaning they don’t have a set date to start production on the third season. Mindhunter has been directed by David Fincher, who has made big hits like Se7en, Zodiac, and the ever-popular Fight Club. He is also an executive producer of the show. Currently David is preoccupied with other projects, which is why Mindhunter has currently been placed in the back burner. Once he is free from his other commitments, he can resume work on the show, maybe 2021-ish?
So far, we have seen the FBI agents Holden and Bill interviewing the high profile serial killers to understand their damaged psyche. They work at the FBI’s Behavioural Science Unit (BSU) along with psychologist Wendy Carr.
In season two, we got to see the events set between 1980-81, but with season 3, we have no official statement regarding the storyline. It’s rumoured to be set in the early eighties and will be focusing on the high-profile killers at that period. So we might be seeing Joseph Paul Franklin, Charles Manson (again), and Ted Bunty.