“The Alienist” on TNT (Official Trailer)

ABOUT: “The Alienist is an upcoming American drama television series based on the novel of same name by Caleb Carr. The psychological thriller drama is set in 1896, when a series of gruesome murders of boy prostitutes has gripped the city. Newly appointed top cop Teddy Roosevelt calls upon Dr. Laszlo Kreizler, a criminal psychologist -- aka alienist -- and newspaper illustrator John Moore to conduct the investigation in secret. Joining them in the probe is Sara Howard, a headstrong secretary at Police Headquarters.”

Daniel Brühl as “Dr. Laszlo Kreizler”
Luke Evans as “John Moore”
Dakota Fanning as “Sara Howard”.

Since “Penny Dreadful”, I’ve been somewhat taken by the allure of dull grey period-London, from Tom Hardy in FX’s “Taboo”, to the current “Harlots” on Hulu - but for “The Alienist”, it’s New York City in the 1800’s - and starring a decent selection of familiar faces in celluloid, now unto the googlebox/desktop. Might be keeping an eye on this, innit? :)