The Netflix series has not been canceled, but a potential Season 3 has been put on an indefinite hold due to executive producer David Fincher's busy schedule. As a result, Netflix let the options of Jonathan Groff, Holt McCallany, Anna Torv and other cast members expire. “David is focused on directing his first Netflix film Mank and on producing the second season of Love, Death and Robots,” Netflix said in a statement. “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.” Season 2 of Mindhunter dropped last August, nearly two years after Season 1. According to Deadline's Nellie Andreeva, "there has been chatter that Fincher was not particularly thrilled to do another lengthy location shoot (Mindhunter films in Pittsburgh) and was looking to raise the series’ production value with a bigger budget. But I hear there has been no meaningful communication between Netflix, the director and the cast about a third season."