TNT's The Alienist — New Trailer


added: Mon, Oct 16th '17

120 years ago, police detectives had a very different system for catching serial killers. Although, investigators at the time were perfecting a new method of combining forensic science with human psychology. And it was a method that would change the playbook forever.

In TNT's forthcoming small-screen adaptation of Caleb Carr's best-selling suspense thriller novel "The Alienist," Dakota Fanning (American Pastoral), Luke Evans (Beauty and the Beast), and Daniel Bruhl (Captain America: Civil War) star as three unlikely sleuths who band together to track down an elusive serial killer in 1896, New York City.

Fanning plays a brilliant police department secretary while Bruhl is a gifted criminal psychologist and Evans as a newspaper crime reporter and illustrator. When a number of underage male prostitutes are suddenly found murdered in a gruesome manner, the trio utilizes a groundbreaking scientific method of criminal profiling as they work in secret to catch the killer.

Executive produced by acclaimed filmmaker Cary Joji Fukunaga (Beasts of No Nation, HBO's True Detective: Season 1), "The Alienist" co-stars Brian Geraghty, Ted Levine, Douglas Smith, and Q'orianka Kilcher.

TV director Jakob Verbruggen (House of Cards, Black Mirror) helms the hour-long pilot of the eight-episode series, which is set to premiere Monday, January 22nd on TNT.

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.


directed by   Jakob Verbruggen (pilot)

starring   Dakota Fanning, Daniel Bruhl, Luke Evans, Brian Geraghty, Ted Levine, Q'orianka Kilcher, Falk Hentschel, Douglas Smith

release date   January 22, 2018 (on TNT)

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