Netflix is no stranger to making this exclusive deals with their auteurs, signing television creators Ryan Murphy and Shonda Rhimes to similar, expensive contracts. Sadly, this doesn’t mean there will be more Mindhunter in the future. It will still be interesting to see what David Fincher creates next for the streaming service, though.
Fincher recently told French magazine Premiere that he inked the four-year deal with Netflix.Fincher did say that it was for “another” four years, likely indicating that he was already operating under an exclusive license with the streaming service prior to this revelation. See his full comment to Premiere below:
Yes, I have an exclusivity deal with [Netflix] for another four years. And depending on Mank’s reception, I’ll either go see them sheepishly asking them what I can do to redeem myself or take the attitude of the arrogant asshole who’ll require making other films in black and white. [Laughs] No, I’m here to deliver them ‘content’ — whatever it means— likely to bring them spectators, in my small sphere of influence.