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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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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 2 wins & 15 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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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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Dolby Digital (5.1)

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16:9 HD
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Trivia

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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Featured in The Chronic Rift: In Review - March 2018 (2018) See more »

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It's great!
23 April 2018 | by freshySee all my reviews

Surprised at how many people are putting this show down because they read the book and its translation to the screen doesn't meet their expectations. When will we understand that literature and movies (or TV series) are different media, therefore need to be judged independently? I'm a fan, a big fan of Caleb Carr's Laszlo Kreizler novels and read them some 8 years ago. I've been waiting since then for someone to make a movie outta them and now that they have, I love the result! Daniel Brühl plays Kreizler perfectly! When I read the book I had envisioned Laszlo as a young Sean Connery but Daniel is perfect for the role. Yes, the Serial killer theme has been done before. But when the story is well developed and well told the repeating of a subject falls second. The script, the atmosphere, even the camera work are great. Give this show a chance


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