Holt McCallany was on the “Rutten and Ranallo” podcast as their first in-studio guest to discuss being cast as the lead in David Fincher’s upcoming Netflix series Mindhunter! The show begins production on May 2, 2016 and releases in 2017. Jump to the 53:50 and 01:31:40 mark for some juicy details about Mindhunter and Anna Torv! Interview highlights below:
■ David Fincher envisions 5 seasons.
■ Each episode has 15 shooting days. Filming begins May 2nd in Pittsburgh and wraps at the end of the year.
■ Mindhunter is based on the novel ‘Mind Hunter’ by John Douglas and explores the birth of criminal profiling.
■ Holt McCallany and Jonathan Groff play the two lead FBI agents. McCallany’s character, Bill Tench, is based off real life FBI agent Robert Ressler.
■ The storyline begins in 1978 and will span a 20 year timeperiod.
■ Charlize Theron was originally considered for the lead female role but the part ended up going to Anna Torv.
■ Anna Torv’s character Wendy is based off of the real life psychologist Dr. Ann Wolbert Burgess.
■ McCallany notes that Anna is “very beautiful, very talented” and states that her role is “a very good part”. He hints that she may undergo some psychological issues due to her work.