• The Alienist: Angel of Darkness premieres on Sunday, Jul 26 at 9:00pm.

The Alienist

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Air Dates

Jan 22, 2018 - Present




Drama / Crime


Laszlo - Daniel BruhlJohn - Luke EvansSara - Dakota FanningCyrus - Robert WisdomMarcus - Douglas SmithLucius - Matthew ShearStevie - Matt LintzTheodore - Brian GeraghtyMary - Q’orianka KilcherAlice - Lily-Rose Aslandogdu

A limited drama based on the Caleb Carr novel of the same name.

In 1896, a string of gruesome murders of boy prostitutes grips New York City. A newly-appointed police commissioner tasks a criminal psychologist, known as an alienist, and a newspaper illustrator to investigate the matter in secret.

Comments (16)

Walter Fatta
08/23/18 at 08:51pm

Glad its back
04/05/18 at 12:08pm

This show is wonderfully original and doesn't shy away from the dark days NYC experienced. Love the portrayal of Teddy Roosevelt. This author wrote a sequel called "Angel of Darkness" which reunites the three main characters. I wonder if they will make that one, too. I'd watch!
04/02/18 at 12:53pm

Pleeze Athen...get a grip on reality. this show depicts a time in our history where some unsavory things happened...like it or not. Just because you feel inundated by the political environment of today does not mean you should disregard the historical importance of the material that the Alienist depicts. Serial killings have very much been a part of our history. Just as discrimination has been an unfortunate part of our history. America is what it is...with all it's good & bad!
04/02/18 at 12:46pm

Pleeeze...stop with the nonsense. The Alienist does a very good job of accurately depicting a part of American history. It is NOT about politics whether it be Trump as President or Harvey Weinstein being a sexual predator. Our history is our history whether we like it or not. If this show offends you...if our history offends you...do not indulge yourself in such shows or even history books that may contain something you may find offensive.
03/28/18 at 10:54am

Great show! Perfect for a "limited series", starts rolling, gets going, in full-swing, the build-up and finally the crescendo, nicely done!
03/26/18 at 01:01pm

From what I understand, a limited series usually means that the show can be only one season, but if it does well in the ratings, there is the potential for more. Also, they typically have less episodes per season.

Anyway, I love this show! It's interesting, creepy, sad, funny, gross...you name it. I think the actors do a fantastic job and the setting for the time period seems historically accurate.
03/21/18 at 11:06pm

I can't add much more positive to the reviews above, with the exception of the the person who was complaining about the Gay history of that time which is one of the subplots of the show. The show is well done and accurate from an historical point of view. The sets, the costumes are exquisite. I don't know what a Limited Edition show is really, but I would like to see this show continue. Janie
Jennifer Aguinaga
03/20/18 at 08:04pm

This is a show that is as realistic for the time period as it gets. People who are sensitive about how sexuality or any other stereo type that were held in a different light don't know there history. Those viewers can only watch what is fake and unrealistic. Shows are for entertainment not to baby your feelings. My family and I love shows that protrays how society really was. Anything less is a waste of time. The Alienist is for smart and educated individuals. Adore from the gay issue I really don't hear much about how immigrants, women, and people with mental issues are portrayed. It is spot on on all issues. You can't focus on one. Individuals that Dr are the Hippocrates. See the show for the realism and perfection on all aspects of life. Please keep this show. It would be a terrible injustice to not bring it back.
Jennifer Aguinaga
03/20/18 at 07:50pm

Nothing like it on television. Intriguing and suspenseful. You fall in love with all the characters even the ones you hate. The acting and background is so spectacular said it was being filmed during that time. This is a show that I recommend to anyone. My family and I will remember and talk about for years. Everything about this show is as perfect as it gets!
Jeff Greene
03/12/18 at 10:30am

Fabulous acting and terrific portrayal of the time period including the state of the art at the time - fast trains, telephones, electric lights but human-powered dental equipment, the new movie shows, the beginnings of police evidence such as fingerprints - amazing how formal and proper the men and women dressed even though they had to walk in the streets with horses, mud, and had to sweat in the heat with no air conditioning. Dakota Fanning is terrific so are all the actors, I am glad Dakota Fanning is taking serious roles, she was recently in a movie that takes place in 1890s Montana in a vary serious dramatic and tragic role...

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