Anna Torv is plotting her small-screen return.
The Fringe star has signed on to David Fincher’s upcoming Netflix drama Mind Hunter, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
The project is based on the 1996 book Mind Hunter: Inside the FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit by John Douglas and Mark Olshanker. While specific details about the drama are being kept under wraps in typical Fincher fashion, the series is said to revolve around two FBI agents in 1979 who interview serial killers in an effort to help them solve current murders. Torv will play Wendy, a psychologist. She joins previously cast Jonathan Groff (Looking), who will play Holden, one of the special agents.
Originally developed at HBO via Fox 21, Mind Hunter hails from Fincher as well as Charlize Theron’s Denver and Delilah banner. Joe Penhall (The Road) will pen the script for Netflix, with Fincher and Theron on board to executive produce.
For Torv, the role marks her stateside TV return following her starring role in HBO’s Ryan Murphy sexuality drama Open. The actress, best known for Fox’s cult sci-fi drama Fringe, most recently filmed Australian dramas Deadline Gallipoli and Secret City. She is repped by WME and United Management in Australia.
Reps for Netflix and Torv declined comment.