While I was already looking forward to watching The Alienist, the new trailer has made me more excited for the upcoming thrilling series, if that’s even possible.
The Alienist is set to premiere on TNT in January of next year. The Alienist will “take viewers into the darkest corners of New York City during the Gilded Age.” The series is based on Caleb Carr’s Anthony Award-winning international bestseller.
Check out the chilling trailer!
The series is set all the way back in 1896 “amidst a backdrop of vast wealth, extreme poverty, and technological innovation.” The psychological thriller stars Daniel Brühl (Rush), Luke Evans (The Girl on The Train), Dakota Fanning (American Pastoral) and Brian Geraghty (The Hurt Locker).
The Alienist will premiere on Monday, January 22, 2018, at 9 p.m. ET/PT across TNT platforms.
Here’s the official synopsis:
The Alienist opens when a series of haunting, gruesome murders of boy prostitutes grips New York City. Newly appointed police commissioner Theodore Roosevelt (Geraghty) calls upon criminal psychologist (aka alienist) Dr. Laszlo Kreizler (Brühl) and newspaper illustrator John Moore (Evans) to conduct the investigation in secret. They are joined by Sara Howard (Fanning), a headstrong secretary determined to become the city’s first female police detective. Using the emerging disciplines of psychology and early forensic investigation techniques, this band of social outsiders set out to find and apprehend one of New York City’s first serial killers.
The Alienist also stars Douglas Smith (Miss Sloane) and Matthew Shear (Mistress America) as Marcus and Lucius Isaacson, twin brothers who help unravel the disturbing mystery; Matt Lintz (Pixels) as Stevie, a tough, young boy employed by Dr. Kreizler as a driver and errand boy; Robert Ray Wisdom (The Wire) as Cyrus, Kreizler’s valet, a man with a dark past who has been reformed by Kreizler; and Q’orianka Kilcher (The New World) as Mary, Kreizler’s mute maid with whom he shares a special unspoken connection.
The series was shot in Budapest, Hungary. It is a co-production of Paramount Television and Turner’s Studio T. BAFTA-nominee Jakob Verbruggen (Black Mirror) serves as director and executive producer along with Emmy winner Cary Fukunaga (True Detective), Academy Award winner Eric Roth (Forrest Gump), Academy Award nominees Hossein Amini (Drive) and E. Max Frye (Foxcatcher), Anonymous Content’s Steve Golin and Rosalie Swedlin, along with Chris Symes. Marshall Persinger (Rectify) and Jamie Payne (The Driver) serve as co-executive producers.
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Farid has a Double Masters in Psychology and Biotechnology as well as an M.Phil in Molecular Genetics. He is the author of numerous books including Missing in Somerville, and The Game Master of Somerville. He gives us insight into comics, books, TV shows, anime/manga, video games, and movies.
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