If you're like me, then the name Anna Torv being attached to a new television project will make it an instant must-watch series. As a huge fan of Fox's Fringe and Torv's great performance as FBI agent Olivia Dunham on the show, I've been excited to see what she would do next. Now she's returning to the small screen, working on David Fincher's next project, Mindhunter. Based on the 1996 book Mind Hunter: Inside FBI's Elite Serial Crime Unit, by John Douglas and Mark Olshanker, it looks like Torv will be cast as one of the leading roles where she gets to play as a psychologist who interviews serial killers to help solve current murder cases. Nothing wrong with that at all!
Torv And Other Casting News
Torv played as FBI agent Olivia Dunham for five years on the hit (but still underrated) show Fringe, so this role shouldn't be too hard for the Aussie actress. What I'm most excited about is seeing Torv work with David Fincher, whose work can be very dark. Seven, Fight Club, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo — all of these movies have a dark tone to them, so it'll be especially interesting to see Torv star in a Fincher-directed TV series (with Charlize Theron serving as executive producer). Right now, all I'm seeing in my head is an R-rated version of a series following FBI agents solving murder mysteries. I don't know how dark and twisted Fincher will get with this show to go, but I'm up for it.
Torv will also be working with Fight Club alum Holt McCallany (who played the Mechanic). With Torv familiar with playing an FBI agent and McCallany familiar with Fincher's work, these two together will definitely make Mindhunter another hit. News also hit that actor Jonathan Groff, who was recently in HBO's Looking series, was also cast in an unknown role.
Few Plot Details
What we know so far is that the series takes place in 1979 and revolves around two FBI agents: McCallany as Bill Tench, an "inquisitive, skilled and forward-thinking detective," with Torv as a psychologist. It sounds like both will play as FBI agents to solve murders. The TV series was originally set up for Fox, but Theron decided to move it to Netflix. This will be the second David Fincher series to debut on the streaming behemoth, with House Of Cards as the first. Hopefully this show will be binge-worthy!
Are you excited to see Anna Torv back on the small screen? Will you be binge-watching 'Mindhunter' when it's released on Netflix? Sound off below!