The Alienist is an upcoming American drama television series based on the novel of the same name by Caleb Carr. The psychological thriller drama is set in 1896 when a series of gruesome murders of boy prostitutes has gripped the city. Newly appointed top cop Teddy Roosevelt calls upon Dr. Laszlo Kreizler, a criminal psychologist — aka alienist — and newspaper illustrator John Moore to conduct the investigation in secret. Joining them in the probe is Sara Howard, a headstrong secretary at Police Headquarters.
Starring: Daniel Brühl, Luke Evans, Dakota Fanning, Robert Wisdom, Douglas Smith, Matthew Shear, Matt Lintz, Brian Geraghty, Q’orianka Kilcher, Ted Levine, and Giorgio Spiegelfeld.
Directed by: Jakob Verbruggen and James Hawes.
Coming soon to TNT!