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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 »

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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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Theodore Roosevelt did serve as New York City police commissioner for two years beginning in 1895. See more »

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BOOK SNOBS
13 March 2018 | by gorovers-38225See all my reviews

A SCREENWRITER FRIEND OF MINE RAVES ABOUT THE ALIENIST BOOKS. THIS IS WHY THIS SHOW ISN'T BEING RATED FAIRLY. THE BOOK SNOBS ARE DRAGGING IT DOWN. AS A PRIME TIME CABLE SHOW, ITS GREAT. THE STYLE, THE ACTING, THE PLOT, AND THE PACE ARE EXCELLENT. NOT TO MENTION THE SETS AND COSTUMES. WHAT OTHER SHOW CAN BOAST THE SAME? PLEASE, BOOK SNOBS, STOP RATING THIS SHOW. FOR FANS OF T.V. SHOWS, THIS IS TOP SHELF.


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