The Alienist is an upcoming psychological thriller series that will premiere on TNT next month. Based on the 1994 award-winning international bestseller by Caleb Carr, the show will star Daniel Brühl (Inglourious Basterds), Luke Evans (The Girl on The Train), Dakota Fanning (American Pastoral) and Brian Geraghty (The Hurt Locker).
BAFTA-nominated director Jakob Verbruggen (Black Mirror) is at the helm, with Cary Fukunaga (True Detective), Eric Roth (Forrest Gump), Hossein Amini (Drive), E. Max Frye (Foxcatcher) and Anonymous Content’s Steve Golin and Rosalie Swedlin serving as executive producers and Marshall Persinger (Rectify) and Jamie Payne (The Driver) as co-executive producers.
The Alienist opens when a series of murders of boy prostitutes grips New York City. Newly appointed police commissioner Theodore Roosevelt (Geraghty) calls upon criminal psychologist 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 forensics, this band of social outsiders set out to apprehend one of New York City’s first serial killers. The limited series also stars Douglas Smith, Matthew Shear, Matt Lintz, Robert Ray Wisdom and Q’orianka Kilcher.
The Alienist premieres across TNT’s television, mobile, and digital platforms on Monday, January 22, at 9:00 p.m. (ET/PT). You can check out the latest trailer below!