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 & 18 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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TV-MA | See all certifications »

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

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Great series but season 2 might as well be called "Detective Sara Howard Show".
3 August 2020 | by twfe-95126See all my reviews

I'm writing this having only seen 5 episodes of the second season but so far the Alienist himself has had little part to play. Instead Fanning's character Sara Howard has taken to the front and, while she does well and the show is still entertaining, it brings me to the question of why is the show even called "The Alienist" anymore? I'm not mad, it's still a good show after all.


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English

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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16:9 HD
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