Even though the David Fincher crime thriller hasn't officially been canceled, it's not surprising that another Netflix show that looked like something special is in limbo, says Jeva Lange. She points out that the Mindhunter team originally had a five-season plan. "While it's true that in-demand directors and producers are often overextended and forced to abandon projects before they're completed, it's not like a third season of Mindhunter would have blindsided Fincher," says Lange. "What's more, Fincher is a veteran of Netflix television: his six-season House of Cards helped establish the streamer as a respectable studio way back in 2013, so he knew what he was committing to with his five-season proposal. But even with the door supposedly open for Fincher and Mindhunter to return down the road, with the actors now released from their contracts, they can potentially commit to other TV series, meaning if there ever were an opportunity to return, they might not even be available to do so. If it weren't for the wishy-washy statement by Netflix, Mindhunter's cancellation would almost be expected at this point."