Netflix has not formally verified the third season, but the interest is there according to some members of the show. Holt McCallany, who plays Bill Tench, informed that David Fincher, “would like to make five years of the show.”
If so, we may receive three additional installments of the crime series. However, considering the two-year departure from season 2 production, if season 3 is authorized, we will likely have to wait until 2021 to rejoin Holden and Bill.
Fortunately for us, Holden and Bill’s real-life tale includes more than enough content for three more seasons.
The first season of the show had inspired by the FBI officer John Douglas ‘ job Mindhunter: the elite serial crime unit within the FBI, which he wrote with Mark Olshaker. The novel reports Douglas and Robert K. Ressler’s partner travels throughout the United States during which they interviewed serial killers imprisoned. Holden Ford (Jonathan Groff) is based loosely on Ressler’s Douglas and Bill Tench (McCallany). The series was launched in 1977 when Douglas joined the FBI Conduct Science Unit.
In the second season, the show starts in 1981 with the Atlanta Child Murders, another case that Douglas worked. The assassinations are also in Douglas ‘ book.
Although the Netflix series goes beyond that initial source material, a lot of FBI Behavioral Science history is still covered.
Douglas wrote after Mindhunter a job profiling Dennis Rader, the assassin of the BTK, another character we can see in both seasons 1 and 2. However, only in 2005, ten years after Douglas retired, was Rader apprehended. Since his retirement, Douglas has been working as an occasional law enforcement consultant.
The personal history of Douglas includes more than sufficient knowledge and history to inform another few seasons.
The only drawback of bringing the series into the future for centuries is that Jonathan Groff might have to say goodbye to his ages. We would miss this happy smile.