TNT’s new straight to series order The Alienist has cast Daniel Brühl (Rush) and Luke Evans (The Hobbit).
Based on the international best-selling novel by Caleb Carr, The Alienist is a psychological thriller set in 1896 New York City. When a series of haunting, gruesome murders of boy prostitutes grips the city, newly appointed Police Commissioner Theodore Roosevelt calls upon criminal psychologist (aka alienist) Dr. Laszlo Kreizler (Brühl) and newspaper reporter John Moore (Evans) to conduct the investigation in secret.
They are aided by a makeshift crew of singular characters, among them the intrepid Sara Howard, a young secretary on Roosevelt’s staff who is determined to become NYC’s first female police detective. Using the emerging disciplines of psychology and early forensic investigation techniques, this band of social outsiders tracks down one of New York’s first serial killers.
The show is set to bow in late 2017 with production set to start in early 2017 in Romania.