Looking star Jonathan Groff has joined the cast of David Fincher's newest project -- an upcoming Netflix series!
TVLine first reported that Groff will be joining the cast of Mindhunter, which has Fincher and award-winning actress Charlize Theron as executive producers for the series. Mindhunter is based on the 1995 novel
Mindhunter: Inside the FBI's Elite Serial Crime Unit, which
focused on Special Agent John Douglas, a man known for dealing with some notoriously dangerous criminals who committed the darkest crimes possible. The series is currently being kept under wraps, but the official synopsis of the original book reads:
During his twenty-five year career with the Investigative Support Unit, Special Agent John Douglas became a legendary figure in law enforcement, pursuing some of the most notorious and sadistic serial killers of our time: the man who hunted prostitutes for sport in the woods of Alaska, the Atlanta child murderer, and Seattle's Green River killer, the case that nearly cost Douglas his life. As the model for Jack Crawford in The Silence of the Lambs, Douglas has confronted, interviewed, and studied scores of serial killers and assassins, including Charles Manson, Ted Bundy, and Ed Gein, who dressed himself in his victims' peeled skin. Using his uncanny ability to become both predator and prey, Douglas examines each crime scene, reliving both the killer's and the victim's actions in his mind, creating their profiles, describing their habits, and predicting their next moves. Now, in chilling detail, the legendary Mindhunter takes us behind the scenes of some of his most gruesome, fascinating, and challenging cases -- and into the darkest recesses of our worst nightmares.
This will be David Fincher's second collaboration with Netflix after the success of House of Cards, and Groff's return to HBO after wrapping up the Looking film to conclude the two season sleeper hit series. With Theron, Fincher, and Groff on board for the HBO series, Mindhunter should be another strong addition to HBO's strong programming slate.