The project, which is being directed by Lost's Jack Bender, focuses on a group of people with superior mental skills who work together to solve crimes.
Deadline reports that Strathairn is in talks to play the group's team leader.
His character is said to be eccentric and absent-minded but also good at manipulating people to get what he wants.
Meanwhile, Ryan Cartwright has allegedly signed up to play a member of the team with Asperger's syndrome. His character is reportedly able to intercept wireless communications as they pass through the air.
Cartwright has previously had roles on Bones and Mad Men.