The Alienist: Angel of Darkness Revisits Sara Howard's Journey

We're appreciating what TNT 's been doing with The Alienist: Angel of Darkness. While it took a while to get from the first to the second season, the network's been making up for lost time throughout the month with key art drops and the release of the official trailer. Now, we're getting a new teaser that reminds us of the journey Sara Howard (Dakota Fanning, Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood) took that brought her to the TNT limited series adaptation of Caleb Carr's second novel in the Dr. Laszlo Kreizler series.

The Alienist: Angel of Darkness premieres July 26, courtesy of TNT.
The Alienist: Angel of Darkness premieres July 26, courtesy of TNT.

With Frank Pugliese (House of Cards) serving as showrunner, The Alienist: Angel of Darkness finds Sara, who has opened her own private detective agency, enlisting the help of Dr. Laszlo Kreizler (Daniel Brühl, Rush) and John Moore (Luke Evans, Midway) to hunt down an elusive killer. But even before becoming her own boss, Sara was pretty well versed in knowing her place: putting me in theirs:

In The Alienist: Angel of Darkness, Sara has opened her own private detective agency and is leading the charge on a brand-new case. She reunites with Dr. Kreizler, the formidable alienist, and John Moore, now a New York Times reporter, to find Ana Linares, the kidnapped infant daughter of the Spanish Consular. Their investigation leads them down a sinister path of murder and deceit, heading towards a dangerous and elusive killer. As in The Alienist, the series shines a light on the provocative issues of the era – the corruption of institutions, income inequality, yellow press sensationalism, and the role of women in society – themes that still resonate today.

Returning this season with Brühl, Evans, and Fanning are Douglas Smith (Big Little Lies) and Matthew Shear (Mistress America) as twin brothers Marcus and Lucius Isaacson; Robert Ray Wisdom (The Wire) as Cyrus; and Ted Levine (Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom) as former NYPD Police Commissioner Thomas Byrnes. Melanie Field (Heathers) and Rosy McEwen (The Letter Writer) join the cast this season. The Alienist: Angel of Darkness is produced by Paramount Television Studios, with Anonymous Content's Rosalie Swedlin, showrunner Stuart Carolan, director David Caffrey, writer Alyson Feltes, Pavlina Hatoupis, Ben Rosenblatt, Eric Roth, and Cary Joji Fukunaga serving as executive producers.

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About Ray Flook

Serving as Television Editor since 2018, Ray began five years earlier as a contributing writer/photographer before being brought onto the core BC team in 2017.
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