The first two seasons of Mindhunter are available to stream and download on Netflix now. True-crime fans who have watched both series are wondering if infamous American serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer will appear in the third series. Express.co.uk has everything you need to know.
Will Jeffrey Dahmer be in Mindhunter season 3?
At the moment, it is impossible to tell whether Jeffrey Dahmer will be part of the Mindhunter season three.
This is because Netflix has not officially given a third season of Mindhunter the green light yet.
Show writer Joe Penhall previously told the Metro he had a “five-season bible” for the show, so fingers crossed the plan goes ahead.
Hopes for a third series are also high thanks to the cliffhanger ending of season two and the wealth of material the show could potentially cover.
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The book which the series is based on, Mindhunter: Inside the FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit written by John E Douglas and Mark Olshaker, mentions Dahmer so it is highly possible he could feature.
The real FBI Agents John E Douglas and Robert Ressler, who inspire the show’s character Holden Ford (played by Jonathan Groff) and Bill Tench (Holt McCallany) respectively, worked together interviewing Dahmer in the 1990s.
Since the second series dropped in summer 2019, Mindhunter fans have been discussing online who they think will appear in season three.
One Reddit user and Mindhunter fan, who had also read the book said: “Ressler whom Tench is based on thought Jeffrey Dahmer was mentally ill as Dahmer would often dissociate during his crimes. And he detected slight remorse and shame in Dahmer.
“Whereas Douglas (Holden) firmly states in Mindhunter the book, that even though Ressler was a dear friend, he was wrong about Dahmer and was being fooled by him.
“So tbh [to be honest] I could see this playing out in the later seasons as Dahmer was arrested in ’91. And I can see Tench and Holden having the exact same dynamic.”
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If Dahmer does appear in the third series of Mindhunter, he will mostly like appear as a background character like the BTK killer.
This is because the third series if given the go-ahead, will likely be set in the mid-1980s and Dahmer was not arrested until 1991.
This could mean the show’s timeline would not allow for Tench and Ford to interview him in the next series.
Express.co.uk will update this article when more information about the future of Mindhunter is available.
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Who was Jeffrey Dahmer?
Jeffrey Dahmer was an American serial killer who murdered 17 men and boys between 1978 and 1991.
Dahmer was also known by the names Milwaukee Cannibal or Milwaukee Monster, who raped, murdered and dismembered his victims.
On July 22, 1991, Dahmer was arrested by two police officers after one of his victims managed to escape from his house alive and contacted the police.
Upon searching Dahmer’s house, they found a total of four severed heads in his kitchen, seven skulls and other human body parts.
After 60 hours of interrogation, Dahmer admitted to murdering 16 men in Wisconsin since 1987 and killing his first victim Steven Hicks in Ohio in 1978.
On July 25, 1991, Dahmer was charged with four counts of first-degree murder and by August 22 had been charged with a further 11.
On January 13, 1992, Dahmer pleaded guilty but insane to 15 counts of murder but he was ruled to be legally sane to stand trial.
Dahmer was sentenced to 16 life imprisonment sentences on February 15, 1992.
On November 28, 1994, Dahmer was attacked by fellow inmate Christopher Scarver at Columbia Correctional Institution.
He died hours later from his injuries, aged 34-years-old.
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