Netflix will reportedly be shooting its new original series “Mindhunter” from producers David Fincher and Charlize Theron in Pittsburgh, Pa.
According to an article in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the production will receive $18.7 million from Pennsylvania from its film and TV incentive program which offers a 25% tax credit to productions that spend at least 60% of their total production budget in the commonwealth.
Netflix declined to comment or provide any additional info on the series.
Best known as the director of such films as “Fight Club,” “The Social Network” and “Gone Girl,” Fincher is the executive producer of Netflix’s flagship series “House of Cards,” which is scheduled to premiere its fourth season on March 4.
Netflix’s plans for “Mindhunter” were first revealed back in December.
The series is being adapted from the book “Mind Hunter: Inside the FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit” by John Douglas and Mark Olshakes, chronicling Douglas’ experiences as an FBI agent intimately involved with tracking some of the world’s most brutal serial murderers.
“Mindhunter” was originally developed for HBO by 21st Century Fox before being picked up by Netflix. The series originated with Fincher and Denver and Delilah, the production company owned by actress Charlize Theron.
Fincher has previously explored the pursuit of serial killers in his films “Se7en” (1995) and “Zodiac” (2007). Theron won a Best Actress Oscar for her portrayal of serial killer Aileen Wuornos in 2003’s “Monster.”
Fincher is expected to direct “Mindhunter.” It’s not known if Theron will act in the series.