After his projects at HBO didn’t work out, filmmaker David Fincher is heading back to Netflix for his next project. The long-gestating Mindhunter has landed at the streaming service, which is already home to House of Cards.
The project is based on a 1996 book called Mind Hunter: Inside The FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit by former special agent John Douglas and Mark Olshaker, reports Deadline. It’s about Douglas’ experiences as an investigator on several high-profile serial killer cases.
Fincher, whose films Se7en and Zodiac centered on serial killers, will direct and executive produce with Theron. It’s not clear if the Oscar winner will star in the series.
Fincher and Theron have been involved with Mindhunter for the past six years, when Fox 21 optioned the book and it landed at HBO. Both Fox 21 and HBO are no longer connected to it.
The director had been trying to launch two projects at HBO, Utopia and Video Synchronicity (or Videosynchrazy). However, over the summer, both of those projects fell apart.
House of Cards earned Fincher an Emmy after its first season and he continues to be an executive producer on the show. The two-time Oscar nominee’s latest film is Gone Girl.
As for Theron, she was last seen in Mad Max: Fury Road. She doesn’t have many TV credits, but was an executive producer on The History Channel’s Hatfields & McCoys.