“I’m an Alienist. That is a doctor but instead of looking to cure a disease of the body, I look to help those who are suffering from illness of the mind. Sometimes society looks upon people as crazy. It may only mean that they are alienated from their own true natures.” New York, 1986. In the 19th century, the mentally ill were thought to be alienated from their own nature. Experts who studied them were known as Alienists. In the historical crime drama ‘The Alienist’ crime reporter, John Moore, meets with psychologist, Dr. Laszlo Kreizler, to investigate a serial killer in New York during the late 19th century. “A toast to the beginning of a fruitful partnership.”
“Two more boys murdered. He needs to feed his hunger like an addict. How does one merge the ability to murder in such a depraved and ruthless manner? His answer is so ratchet, so evil.” The psychological thriller drama ‘The Alienist’ is a television series based on the novel of same name by Caleb Carr that follows a series of gruesome murders of boy prostitutes that grips the city. “We don’t yet know him but we will. This one is different. He’s here, he’s no longer hiding his victims, he’s evolved.” “Evolved to what?”
“I must follow this wherever it goes even if it leads me to the darkest pit of hell. I’m looking for information and I’m willing to pay generously for it. We know the killers thoughts are fixed on violence. If we get too close that violence might well spill over onto us.” 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. With a cast that includes Martin McCreadie, Anson Boon and Daniel Brühl ‘The Alienist’ premieres January 22, 2018 on TNT.
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