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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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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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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

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Drama | Mystery

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 January 2018 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Budapest, Hungary See more »

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Anonymous Content See more »
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Dolby Digital (5.1)

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16:9 HD
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Theodore Roosevelt was right-handed. In series, Roosevelt is left-handed which was very much frowned upon by society. See more »

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Dark Intriguing Mystery
27 February 2018 | by ksweatman9See all my reviews

I can't understand the negative reviews. I love the time period, it adds to the dark foreboding atmosphere that can't be captured in a modern era. The acting is superb. The story line frightful, yet realistic. Geraghty as Roosevelt is wonderful. I watch each episode a couple times. I really love the series, but like many other shows I've enjoyed, many others didn't share my enthusiasm and they were eventually canceled. Hopefully, that won't be the case with The Alienist.


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