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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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 3 wins & 20 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Daniel Brühl ...  Laszlo Kreizler 18 episodes, 2018-2020
Luke Evans ...  John Moore 18 episodes, 2018-2020
Robert Wisdom ...  Cyrus Montrose 18 episodes, 2018-2020
Douglas Smith ...  Marcus Isaacson 18 episodes, 2018-2020
Matthew Shear ...  Lucius Isaacson 18 episodes, 2018-2020
Dakota Fanning ...  Sara Howard 18 episodes, 2018-2020
Ted Levine ...  Chief Thomas Byrnes / ... 15 episodes, 2018-2020
Martin McCreadie ...  Sergeant Doyle / ... 14 episodes, 2018-2020
Brian Geraghty ...  Theodore Roosevelt 10 episodes, 2018
Q'orianka Kilcher ...  Mary Palmer 10 episodes, 2018
Matt Lintz ...  Stevie Taggert 10 episodes, 2018
David Wilmot ...  Captain Connor 10 episodes, 2018
Brittany Marie Batchelder ...  Joanna Crawford 9 episodes, 2018-2020
Rosy McEwen ...  Libby Hatch 8 episodes, 2020
Melanie Field ...  Bitsy Sussman 8 episodes, 2020
Emily Barber ...  Violet Hayward 8 episodes, 2020
Georgia Lowe Georgia Lowe ...  Milly 7 episodes, 2020
Matt Letscher ...  William Randolph Hearst 6 episodes, 2020
Michael McElhatton ...  Dr. Markoe 6 episodes, 2020
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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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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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People with mental illness were once considered "alienated from society," hence those who treated them being referred to as alienists. See more »

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Featured in The 76th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2019 (2019) See more »

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Keeps getting better
13 March 2018 | by Tegwyn674See all my reviews

After watching the first episode I wasn't sure I would continue, but I am glad I did. Each week it gets better and now I can't wait for Monday nights to watch it. I think part of it has to do with becoming more familiar with the characters, but it's also the fact that they are getting closer to solving the mystery, (there are only two episodes left.) In this case my loyalty is paying off.


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Release Date:

22 January 2018 (USA) See more »

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The Alienist: Angel of Darkness See more »

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Budapest, Hungary See more »

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