Showrunner and director, David Fincher (Se7en, Panic Room), from Netflix’s criminal proceedings Mindhunter explains why he thinks the popular series was canceled by Netflix.
According to a post on X FROM FincherAnalyst (translated from premier magazine) Fincher says, unlike his other series, House of cards, Mindhunter it wasn’t derivative of other shows of its type, and for the mega-streamer, continuing with it was stupid.
“May be House of cards it wasn’t a big risk, but Mindhunter it was,” the post says. “A behavioral science procedural like no other X filesANY CISANY Criminal minds, but would it work as a portrait of a guy losing his virginity in the world of psychosexual sadists? I couldn’t complete the trajectory, but it was a gamble. An expensive series, too. Very expensive. We went as far as we could until someone finally said to us, “It doesn’t make sense to produce this show like this unless you can lower the budget or make it more pop so more people will watch it.”
Mindhunter with star Jonathan Groff, Holt McCallany and Anna Torv. Their characters worked as agents in the FBI’s Behavioral Sciences Unit in the organization’s training division. Because of the nature of the show, Netflix wanted to change some aspects of it. But Fincher refused to leave Netflix with no choice but to cancel it.
“I always take a slight step outside of what is expected of me. Otherwise, I’m not interested,” Fincher said. “At a screening test of Sevenin the second of silence, just before the lights came back up, as everyone gasped for air, I caught the producer swearing at me, “This guy took a great thriller and turned it into a foreign movie! “”.
Mindhunter the cancellation was confirmed almost a year ago, even the next day, even after reports, it might get a third chapter. Still, Fincher isn’t breaking a sweat.
“I’m very proud of the first two seasons. But it’s a very expensive show, and in Netflix’s eyes, we haven’t attracted enough of an audience to justify such an investment [for Season 3]”, he said accordingly Hypebeast.