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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 »

Also Known As:

Alienista See more »

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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Blackwell's Island was later named Welfare Island, and subsequently renamed Roosevelt Island. Due to the number of hospitals and asylums, the area was designated as a Hospital Park. By the mid-twentieth century, it became a mixed-use zone, through the introduction of residential developments, and by the twentieth-first century, a satellite campus of Cornell University and Franklin Roosevelt's Four Freedom Park was established at the Southern end of the Island. See more »

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

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Geniuenly good show
20 March 2018 | by kiranchackoSee all my reviews

Honestly just binged through 5 episodes. It's obviously not unique, but it is well worth the watch. Now I haven't read the book or anything so this is my review just based on the episodes I have seen not from any books and comparing them to the show. So if you're like me - who likes; crime, a psycho, bit of weirdness and a good story. Then this is definitely for you.


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