The Alienist

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Air Dates

Jan 22, 2018 - Present

Network

TNT

Genre

Drama / Crime

Cast

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

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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 (19)

Celeste
08/12/20 at 00:32am

I love this show and the realism of how it was back then. Acting, hair, make-up, the set and costumes just superb. I actually like season 2 better. Bravo!
Sherry
08/04/20 at 04:42pm

Love this show, but I am very disappointed to only get 8 episodes this season especially after being on a 2 year hiatus. Shame on you TNT.
Steve
07/19/20 at 07:08am

Great show!! Great acting!! Glad it’s finally on!!
Walter Fatta
08/23/18 at 08:51pm

Glad its back
CathyJo
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!
SEARCHER74
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!
SEARCHER74
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.
KAMRAMNA
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!
Stacey
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.
Janie
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

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