‘Downton Abbey’ Producer Develops Sigmund Freud Crime Drama Series

LONDON — “Downton Abbey” producer Carnival Films and “The X-Files” writer Frank Spotnitz are developing a crime series centered on Sigmund Freud, “Freud: The Secret Casebook.”

Spotnitz and Nicholas Meyer will pen the series, in which the founder of psychoanalysis is portrayed as the first criminal profiler. The series will combine murder mystery with a portrayal of Freud’s “tangled and provocative personal life.”

Exec producers are Gareth Neame and Nigel Marchant of Carnival Films along with Alan Gasmer (“Vikings”) and Matt Baer (“Unbroken”), as well as Christian Popp and Alexander Keil of Producers at Work.

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