David Fincher’s series is based on John Douglas and Mark Olshaker's 1996 book Mind Hunter: Inside the FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit. The nonfiction tome, according to the industry website, ”chronicled Douglas’ pursuit of some of the most notorious serial killers and rapists.”
Fincher will also direct the premiere episode of the series. No production timeline has been announced.
Groff was Tony-nominated for his performance in the original Broadway production of Spring Awakening. Details on the role he will play in the new series have not been reported.