The fans are eagerly looking forward to “Mindhunter” Season 3 after the first two installments of the show went on to become big hits. However, producing quality work such as this will take time, and the wait for the next story in the crime drama series will be a long one.

Cast member Holt McCallany, who plays Bill Tench, previously told Thrillist that when he first spoke about playing the role with David Fincher, the latter revealed that the plan was to make a couple of seasons. The actor is hopeful of at least five seasons.

The show’s renewal depends on its popularity, and McCallany pointed out that there’s been a lot of enthusiasm and excitement about the show, especially after the release of the second season. The continuation of the show isn’t surprising for the actor because it is a “very well made” TV series with the cast and crew members working really hard.

Making a great show also means that it takes a long time to produce it. Based on how long it took the team to make the second season, the release date of “Mindhunter” Season 3 can be expected to be around 2021.

It took two years to make the second season. McCallany said that this was because Fincher wanted the scripts to be perfect before starting production. The director may expect the same level of commitment for the next season.

After the scripts are ready, the filming process is also hectic. Speaking at the FYC event to promote the show, Fincher talked about how he did 75 takes for a simple 9-minute scene, Indie Wire reported. Such an approach will make the filming schedule to be a long one too.

“Mindhunter” Season 3 is expected to continue with the tradition of exploring the stories of history’s most well known killers, along with stories about some of the lesser known serial killers. According to Screen Rant, some of the criminals the show can explore include Gerald and Charlene Gallego, Rodney Alcala, Richard Cottingham, Velma Barfield, Herbert Mullin, The Chicago Rippers, Kenneth Bianchi and Angelo Bueno Jr., Patrick Kearney, John Wayne Gacy, and Ted Bundy.

"Mindhunter" Season 3 release date may be in 2021. Mindhunter/Facebook