Captivating Trailer for the Cary Fukunaga Psychological Thriller Series THE ALIENIST
The creator of True Detective, Cary Fukunaga, has a new series coming to TNT called The Alienist and it looks incredible! This is a psychological thriller based on the novel by Caleb Carr.
The series is set in 1896 "amidst the vast wealth, extreme poverty and technological innovation of New York during the Gilded Age". The story follows the hunt for a serial killer responsible for the gruesome murders of several boy prostitutes. The series tells a dark and haunting story and the visual tone of the series matches it perfectly. This looks like a fascinating series and it has a very cinematic feel.
The series has an amazing cast as well that includes Daniel Brühl (Captain America: Civil War), Luke Evans (Dracula), Dakota Fanning (Twilight) and Brian Geraghty (The Hurt Locker). Here's the official synopsis:
The Alienist is an upcoming American drama television series based on the novel of same name by Caleb Carr. The psychological thriller drama is set in 1896, when a series of gruesome murders of boy prostitutes has gripped the city. Newly appointed top cop Teddy Roosevelt calls upon Dr. Laszlo Kreizler, a criminal psychologist -- aka alienist -- and newspaper illustrator John Moore to conduct the investigation in secret. Joining them in the probe is Sara Howard, a headstrong secretary at Police Headquarters.
The series is being directed by Jakob Verbruggen (Black Mirror) and I'm looking forward to watching it.