Former Fringe detective Anna Torv will be hunting down real-life monsters as the female lead in Mindhunter, David Fincher’s forthcoming Netflix series based on the 1996 nonfiction bestseller Mind Hunter: Inside the FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit, TVLine has learned.
The book, written by John Douglas and Mark Olshaker, chronicled Douglas’ pursuit of some of the most notorious serial killers and rapists. Little is known about Torv’s role, save for the fact that she’ll be playing a psychologist.
Reps for Netflix and Torv declined to comment for this story.
Torv is the second actor to join the Mindhunter ensemble; as TVLine reported on Monday, Looking star Jonathan Groff has also signed on to the project in a top-secret role.
Fincher will direct the Mindhunter premiere and serve as an EP with Charlize Theron.