K. Todd Freeman will play Mr. Poe in Netflix’s series adaptation of Lemony Snicket’s A Series Of Unfortunate Events, the role played by Timothy Spall in the 2004 feature. Narrated by Snicket, A Series Of Unfortunate Events recounts the tale of the orphaned children Violet (Malina Weissman), Klaus (Louis Hynes) and Sunny Baudelaire at the hands of the villainous Count Olaf, as they face trials and tribulations, misfortunes and an evil uncle in search of their fortune, all in their quest to uncover the secret of their parents’ deaths. Barry Sonnenfeld will direct. Freeman’s Mr. Poe is a bumbling and clueless banker with a good heart, but naive and almost always in the wrong. You can check out Spall as Mr. Poe in the photo to the right of Freeman above. Freeman, repped by D2 Management and Harden Curtis, was nominated for a Tony Award last year for Airline Highway, and he recently starred in Anesthesia opposite Kristen Stewart and Glenn Close.
Fringe alumna Anna Torv has been cast in Netflix’s serial killer drama series Mindhunter from House of Cards exec producer/director David Fincher and Charlize Theron. The series is based on the 1996 book Mind Hunter: Inside the FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit, by former special agent John Douglas and Mark Olshaker. For years, Douglas pursued some of the most notorious serial killers and rapists, developing profiling techniques to catch them. The book goes behind the scenes of some of his highest-profile cases, including the man who hunted prostitutes in Alaska, the Atlanta child murderer, and Seattle’s Green River killer. Torv will play Wendy, a psychologist.