Writer/producer Frank Spotnitz ("The X-Files") and writer/director Nicholas Meyer ("Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan") have teamed to develop a crime series centering on psychologist Sigmund Freud.
Carnival Films ("Downton Abbey") will produce "Freud: The Secret Casebook" which follows the father of psychoanalysis as he becomes history's first criminal profiler in early 20th century Vienna.
The series is said to blend "episodic murder mysteries with the on-going story of Freud's tangled and provocative personal life." Big Light Productions ("Transporter: The Series") is also developing the project which has yet to be ordered by a network.
Gareth Neame ("Downton Abbey"), Alan Gasmer ("Vikings") and Matt Baer ("Unbroken"), Nigel Marchant, Christian Popp and Alexander Keil will produce.