“A toast to the beginning of a fruitful partnership. 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 psychological thriller ‘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. The man murders children for pleasure.” “His fixation on boys, perhaps he’s reliving a physical or emotion trauma?” 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’m to inform you the police have a suspect, he comes from wealth and privilege.” 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’ premiered January 22, 2018 at 9/8c on TNT.
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