TNT's The Alienist, based on the best-selling novel of the same name by Caleb Carr, is one of the things we're most excited to experience in 2018. Starring Luke Evans, Daniel Brühl and Dakota Fanning, this limited series just looks better and better with each new trailer.
Case in point:
For those that require such things, here's an official plot synopsis (via The Playlist):
"The Alienist opens when a series of haunting murders of boy prostitutes grips New York City. Newly appointed police commissioner Theodore Roosevelt (Brian Geraghty) calls upon criminal psychologist Dr. Laszlo Kreizler (Daniel Brühl) and newspaper illustrator John Moore (Luke Evans) to conduct the investigation in secret. They are joined by Sara Howard (Dakota Fanning), a headstrong secretary determined to become the city’s first female police detective. Using the emerging disciplines of psychology and forensics, this band of social outsiders set out to apprehend one of New York City’s first serial killers. The limited series also stars Douglas Smith, Matthew Shear, Matt Lintz, Robert Ray Wisdom and Q’orianka Kilcher."
Obviously, The Alienist will not be for all tastes - they're working with some seriously dark material here - but anyone who enjoyed Netflix's Mindhunter and/or HBO's True Detective should probably make a point to tune in for this one when it premieres on January 22nd.
What do you folks think? You gonna watch The Alienist or what?