Daniel Bruhl And Luke Evans Cast In TNT’s The Alienist
Cast as Dr. Lazlo Kriezler, Bruhl will carry the series as the pathology-studying specialist, while Evans is set to portray his friend and New York Times illustrator John Moore. The two characters will help the NYPD solve a series of grisly killings in the turn-of-the-century era Big Apple over the course of the program:
Based on the international best-selling novel by Caleb Carr, The Alienist is a psychological thriller set in the Gilded Age of New York City in 1896, a city of vast wealth, extreme poverty and technological innovation. When a series of haunting, gruesome murders of boy prostitutes grips the city, newly appointed Police Commissioner Theodore Roosevelt calls upon criminal psychologist (aka alienist) Dr. Laszlo Kreizler (Brühl) and newspaper reporter John Moore (Evans) to conduct the investigation in secret. They are aided by a makeshift crew of singular characters, among them the intrepid Sara Howard, a young secretary on Roosevelt’s staff who is determined to become NYC’s first female police detective. Using the emerging disciplines of psychology and early forensic investigation techniques, this band of social outsiders tracks down one of New York’s first serial killers.
Known as an alienist – one who studies mental pathologies – Brühl’s Dr. Kriezler works as a specialist in deviant behavior.
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