Has Mindhunter been cancelled? Latest on the show #Mindhunter

's Mindhunter explores the FBI's study of serial killers in 1970s/'80s America and has attracted a cult following with strong reviews for the first two seasons. Now there is speculation as to whether season three will go ahead, as the cast have been released from their contracts. 

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Mindhunter stars Jonathan Groff, Holt McCallany and Anna Torv as experts who work for the FBI’s Behavioural Science Unit.

The trio attempt to understand the psychology of America’s most notorious serial killers, travelling across the US to interview them.

The gritty crime drama brings to life notorious murderers like Ed Kemper and Richard Speck.

The sadistic cult leader Charles Manson is also a character, to many fans delight.

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Has Mindhunter season three been cancelled?

Mindhunter's director David Fincher is the reason behind the uncertainty of a season three, as he is focusing on other projects.

A spokesperson explained: "David is focused on directing his first film Mank and on producing the second season of Love, Death and Robots.

"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."

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The film Mank will depict the production of 1941’s Citizen Kane from the view of co-screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz.

The film stars Gary Oldman (Darkest Hour) in the title role alongside Amanda Seyfried (Mamma Mia!) and Lily Collins (Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, and Vile).

Fans are voicing their disappointment at the news with several taking to

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