Trailer and Release Date for TNT’s The Alienist

Caleb Carr’s international bestseller The Alienist comes to TNT as a limited series, premiering Monday, January 22nd at 9 p.m. ET/PT across TNT platforms. Set in 1896, this psychological thriller probes the dark underbelly of New York City, as an “alienist” – the historical term for a psychologist – brings together an unlikely group of investigators (official and unofficial) to help catch a serial killer.

Set in 1896, this psychological thriller probes the dark underbelly of New York City, as an “alienist” – the historical term for a psychologist – brings together an unlikely group of investigators (official and unofficial) to help catch a serial killer.

The Alienist stars Daniel Brühl as Dr. Lazlo Kreizler (Rush), Luke Evans as newspaperman John Moore (The Girl on The Train), Dakota Fanning as Sara Howard, a secretary who yearns to be a detective (American Pastoral), and Brian Geraghty as police commissioner Theodore Roosevelt (The Hurt Locker). The supporting cast includes Douglas Smith (Miss Sloane) and Matthew Shear (Mistress America) as Marcus and Lucius Isaacson, twin brothers who help unravel the disturbing mystery; Matt Lintz (Pixels) as Stevie, a tough, young boy employed by Dr. Kreizler as a driver and errand boy; Robert Ray Wisdom (The Wire) as Cyrus, Kreizler’s valet, a man with a dark past who has been reformed by Kreizler; and Q’orianka Kilcher (The New World) as Mary, Kreizler’s mute maid with whom he shares a special unspoken connection.

When boy prostitutes show up brutally murdered, newly appointed police commissioner Theodore Roosevelt calls on Dr. Kreizler to conduct a secret investigation. 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.

Check out the exciting trailer and make sure to tune in on January 22nd for the premiere episode of The Alienist.