Based on the international best-selling novel by Caleb Carr, The Alienist is a psychological thriller set in the Gilded Age of New York City in 1896, a city of vast wealth, extreme poverty and technological innovation. 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 and newspaper reporter John Moore 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 the first female police detective in New York City. Using the emerging disciplines of psychology and early forensic investigation techniques, this band of social outsiders tracks down one of New York City’s first serial killers.
Production will begin in early 2017 in Budapest.
Daniel Brühl as Laszlo Kreizler
Luke Evans as John Moore
Dakota Fanning as Sara Howard
key behind the scenes crew
Caleb Carr as Original author/CONS
Cary Fukunaga as Executive Producer
Eric Roth as Executive Producer
Hossein Amini as Creator/Executive Producer
Jakob Verbruggen as Director of pilot
Rosalie Swedlin as Executive Producer
Steve Golin as Executive Producer
period crime drama
still in production due to premiere 2017-2018 season
network and production companies
TNT – Anonymous Content – Paramount Television – Studio T