David Fincher casts Jonathan Groff in his Mindhunter Netflix series

Jonathan Groff

by James White |
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He might not have had the best luck for his attempts to create a TV series for HBO (one likely moving on with other people, one stuck in limbo), but David Fincher appears to be on firmer footing with old collaborators Netflix. He's now cast Jonathan Groff in an unspecified role in Mindhunter.

Fincher and Charlize Theron are working together to usher this one, which will be based on John Douglas and Mark Olshaker's 1996 book Mind Hunter: Inside The FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit, will follow an FBI team tracking some of world's most notorious serial killers and rapists. It's all based on Douglas' very real career with the bureau.

With Theron sharing executive producer credit, Fincher plans to kick the series off himself by directing the pilot, thereby setting the visual tone in much the same way he did for House Of Cards.

As for Groff, he's been winning acclaim for his role in hit stage show Hamilton and has also recently worked on the TV movie that will wrap up HBO series Looking.

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