The Alienist Hunts For A Serial Killer In First Trailer From TNT

The first trailer for the upcoming serial killer search show The Alienist from TNT just hit, and it looks pretty great:

The series is based on a novel of same name by author Caleb Carr, and the majority of the action takes place in 1896 after a series of gruesome murders take the lives of several boy prostitutes.  Hot shot police officer Teddy Roosevelt (yes, really) calls upon Dr. Laszlo Kreizler, a criminal psychologist (alienist) and newspaper illustrator John Moore to conduct the investigation in secret. They are joined by a secretary from the police headquarters,  Sara Howard.

The cast list is the interesting thing here, including such notable names as Luke Evans (Beauty And The Beast), Dakota Fanning (The Runaways), Daniel Bruhl (Captain America: Civil War), and Sean Astin (Lord of the Rings) as Police Commissioner Teddy Roosevelt.

The series is currently shooting in Budapest with director Jakob Verbruggen (Black Mirror) in the hot seat. Also on board to fill out the cast list are Douglas Smith (Miss Sloane), Matthew Shear (Mistress America), Matt Lintz (Pixels), Robert Wisdom (The Wire) and Q'orianka Kilcher (The New World).

The Alienist is set to premiere sometime in late 2017 on TNT.

About Mary Anne Butler

Bleeding Cool News Editor Mary Anne Butler (Mab, for short) has been part of the fast-paced world of journalism since she was 15, getting her start in album reviews and live concert coverage for a nationally published (print) music magazine. She eventually transitioned to online media, writing for such sites as UGO/IGN, ComicsOnline, Geek Magazine, Ace of Geeks, Aggressive Comix (where she is still Editor-in-Chief), and most recently Bleeding Cool. 

Over the past 10 years, she’s built a presence at conventions across the globe as a cosplayer (occasionally), photographer (constantly), panelist and moderator (mostly), and reporter (always). 

 Interviews, reviews, observations, breaking news, and objective reporting are the name of the game for the founder of Harkonnen Knife Fight, a Dune-themed band with an international presence. 

 Though she be but little, she is fierce. #MabTheProfessional
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