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The Alienist 

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Newspaper illustrator John Moore meets with criminal psychologist (alienist) Dr. Laszlo Kreizler to investigate a serial killer in New York during the late 19th century.
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Season 2 Premiere


2019

One year after The Alienist, with Sara Howard, now a private detective, seeking out Dr Kreizler's help in finding the kidnapped infant daughter of a visiting Spanish dignitary. Dr ...


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Monday, March 26, 2018

Kreizler confronts the demons of his past. Moore tell Sarah the truth. Conner takes matters into his own hands. The team closes in on the killer as time is running out.


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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 2 wins & 14 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Daniel Brühl ...  Laszlo Kreizler 10 episodes, 2018
Luke Evans ...  John Moore 10 episodes, 2018
Brian Geraghty ...  Theodore Roosevelt 10 episodes, 2018
Robert Wisdom ...  Cyrus Montrose 10 episodes, 2018
Douglas Smith ...  Marcus Isaacson 10 episodes, 2018
Matthew Shear ...  Lucius Isaacson 10 episodes, 2018
Q'orianka Kilcher ...  Mary Palmer 10 episodes, 2018
Matt Lintz ...  Stevie Taggert 10 episodes, 2018
Dakota Fanning ...  Sara Howard 10 episodes, 2018
David Wilmot ...  Captain Connor 10 episodes, 2018
Martin McCreadie ...  Sergeant Doyle 8 episodes, 2018
Ted Levine ...  Thomas Byrnes 7 episodes, 2018
Daisy Bevan ...  Esther 5 episodes, 2018
Jackson Gann ...  Joseph / ... 5 episodes, 2018
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Storyline

The Alienist opens when a series of haunting, gruesome murders of boy prostitutes grips New York City. Newly appointed police commissioner Theodore Roosevelt (Geraghty) calls upon criminal psychologist (aka alienist) Dr. Laszlo Kreizler (Brühl) and newspaper illustrator John Moore (Evans) to conduct the investigation in secret. They are joined by Sara Howard (Fanning), a headstrong secretary determined to become the city's first female police detective. Using the emerging disciplines of psychology and early forensic investigation techniques, this band of social outsiders set out to find and apprehend one of New York City's first serial killers.

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Madness Lies Within

Genres:

Drama | Mystery

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 January 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Budapest, Hungary See more »

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Production Co:

Anonymous Content See more »
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Dolby Digital (5.1)

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Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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The main titles for the series were created by the design studio "Elastic," the same studio responsible for the intro of True Detective (2014) and Game of Thrones (2011). See more »

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How can you hate this?
12 April 2018 | by deloudelouvainSee all my reviews

I didn't expect much of this series as I saw a lot of negative reviews. But I know better now, to never trust negative reviewers, because some people just could not see quality if you would rub their face in it. The Alienist surprised me, with a good intriguing mystery story, with some excellent acting, and with very good filming and decor. The surroundings made you feel like you were back in the 19th century, where the posh elite meets the filth, where the righteous fight the corrupted. Class acting by Daniel Brühl, Dakota Fanning, Luke Evans, Brian Geraghty, Douglas Smith and Matthew Shear, the 'good' people trying to solve the mystery of a perverted child murderer. The rest of the cast was also very good, nothing bad to say about any of the actors actually. I don't know if there will be another season, with another mystery to solve, but I'm already a big fan if they continue with the same cast. I will probably binge watching that one as well as I did with this season.


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