Leave it to TNT to not make us have to wait too long. Approximately a day after releasing character profile key art for The Alienist: Angel of Darkness, the network is giving us the official trailer for the limited series based on author Caleb Carr's second novel in the Dr. Laszlo Kreizler series. With Frank Pugliese (House of Cards) serving as showrunner and a premiere date of Sunday, July 26, The Alienist: Angel of Darkness finds Sara Howard (Dakota Fanning, Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood), 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 as you're about to see, there's more here than meets the eye, and danger comes from the most unexpected of places. Still, their mission is clear: stop the killer before they kill again:
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.