“Sometimes society looks upon people as crazy. It may only mean that they’re alienated from their own true natures.”
Based on the Anthony Award-winning international bestseller by Caleb Carr, TNT is bringing the dark world of The Alienist to life starting this winter.
On Monday, Turner’s TNT released the first trailer for the upcoming series revealing a dark and sinister psychological thriller starring Daniel Brühl (Rush), Luke Evans (The Girl on The Train, Beauty and the Beast), Dakota Fanning (American Pastoral) and Brian Geraghty (The Hurt Locker).
Set in New York City during 1896, a series of haunting and gruesome murders have taken place. The city has one of its first serial killers on its hands! Newly appointed police commissioner Theodore Roosevelt (Geraghty) is stumped by the crimes and secretly enlists the help of criminal psychologist/alienist Dr. Laszlo Kreizler (Brühl) and newspaper illustrator John Moore (Evans). Kreizler and Moore are joined by Sara Howard (Fanning) a determined secretary who dreams of becoming the first female police detective. The trio uses psychology and early forensic techniques in order to capture the culprit.
The first trailer, shown below, is gripping, spine-tingling and leaves us wanting to see how this murder mystery will end! Check out the first trailer for The Alienist as well as the series’ synopsis below:
About The Alienist: 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.
The Alienist is slated to premiere on Monday, January 22nd at 9 PM EST across TNT platforms. What do you think of the first trailer? Does this pique your interest? Will you be watching? Let us know your thoughts in the comment section below!
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