With a little less than two months to go before TNT premieres the long-awaited follow-up to the first season (or "limited series," with all of the awards season reclassifying that went on), The Alienist: Angel of Darkness is offering viewers a series of mini "refresher course" on what to keep in mind when Sunday, July 26 rolls around. With the first season currently available on HBO Max, the following clip lets us relive the beginning of Sara Howard (Dakota Fanning, Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood) and John Moore's (Luke Evans, Midway) romance, a story that's set to continue in the adaptation of Caleb Carr's second novel in the Dr. Laszlo Kreizler series. 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 to hunt down an elusive killer. Here's a look back at what we can look forward to next month (with some choice moments between the two posted below):
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.