The Alienist
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The Alienist

Category
TV Series
Genre
Thriller, Psychological
Seasons
1
Official Site
http://www.tntdrama.com/shows/the-alienist
Category
TV Series
Genre
Thriller, Psychological
MPAA Rating
-
Seasons
1 minute(s)
Production Co
Paramount TV, TNT, Anonymous Content
Distributor
TNT
Official Site
http://www.tntdrama.com/shows/the-alienist
Director
Jakob Verbruggen, Cary Fukunaga, Garrett Hedlund
Starring

Based on the international best-selling novel by Caleb Carr, "The Alienist" is a psychological thriller set in the Gilded Age of New York City in 1896, a city of vast wealth, extreme poverty and technological innovation.

When a series of haunting, gruesome murders of boy prostitutes grips the city, newly appointed police commissioner Theodore Roosevelt calls upon criminal psychologist (aka alienist) Dr. Laszlo Kreizler (Bruhl) and newspaper reporter John Moore (Evans) to conduct the investigation in secret.

They are aided by a makeshift crew of singular characters, among them the intrepid Sara Howard, a young secretary on Roosevelt's staff who is determined to become the first female police detective in New York City.

Using the emerging disciplines of psychology and early forensic investigation techniques, this band of social outsiders tracks down one of New York City's first serial killers.