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 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


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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Crime | Drama | Mystery


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The Angel of Darkness is the second season of The Alienist: Angel of Darkness (2018) with both based Caleb Carr books. 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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Release Date:

22 January 2018 (USA) See more »

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The Alienist: Angel of Darkness See more »

Filming Locations:

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16:9 HD
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