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"The Alienist" is an upcoming event series based on the book of the same title by Caleb Carr, who will be one of the producers. It will be a murder mystery set in New York City in the 1890s. The title is an old word for psychiatrist or psychologist and refers to the belief that insane people were alienated from both society and their own true nature. It also refers to the character Dr. Laszlo Kreizler who is recruited by the police commissioner Theodore Roosevelt to help investigate a series of gruesome killings, which turn out to be the work of one of the city's first serial killers. The two men put together a disparate and eccentric team, including the crime reporter John Moore, to help them in their efforts. In the book, there was also a female police officer and a pair of Jewish brothers on the team. The book also made a point of demonstrating how police investigations were beginning to use new disciplines such as psychology and finger printing -- and how some people and organizations resisted the new methods. "The Alienist" is expected to run for eight episodes.

Monday at 9:00 PM on TNT
1 Season, 10 Episodes
January 22, 2018
Action & Adventure, Drama
Cast: Daniel Brühl, Luke Evans, Brian Geraghty, Robert Wisdom
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The Alienist Full Episode Guide

  • Kreizler confronts the demons of his past. Moore tells Sara the truth. Connor takes matters into his own hands. The team closes in on the killer as time is running out.

  • Kreizler mourns the loss of a friend. Sara pushes the team to forge ahead. Moore warns his friend the killer will strike again. Cyrus seeks revenge.

  • Kreizler and Moore travel to Washington D.C., Sara goes rogue in pursuit of the truth. Lucius tells Marcus a secret. Byrnes and Connor tighten their grip on the investigation.

  • Kreizler and Moore follow a lead. Sara visits a hospital and is forced to confront her past. Cyrus, Kreizler's carriage driver, recovers from his injuries. Byrnes and Connor plot against the team. Detectives Marcus and Lucius Isaacson work on a clue.

  • The team hatches a plan to catch the killer. Moore checks in on a friend. Kreizler faces his own self-doubt about the investigation. Roosevelt attends an event with the city's elite. Sara looks into Kreizler's past. Connor acts on impulse.

  • The team learns more about the killer. Moore and Sara share an intimate moment. Kreizler seeks advice from an old mentor. Roosevelt takes action.

  • Kreizler and Sara discuss the capacity to kill. Moore goes on a date. Byrnes and Captain Connor keep an eye on a potential suspect. Roosevelt finds himself under public scrutiny.

  • Innovative evidence leads the team to discover a crucial element in the case has gone missing. Kreizler and Moore interview a witness to find out what happened to Moore at the Brothel. Sara attempts to live in a world outside the investigation. Kreizler challenges them to look within themselves.

  • The investigation heats up as Sara gets her hands on a clue and Kreizler tries to connect the evidence left behind by the serial killer. Tensions rise within the police department. Kreizler takes Moore, Sara, Marcus and Lucius to Delmonico's in New York and informs them they are going to be working together as a team to catch the killer.

  • New York City. 1896. The heart of America's Gilded Age. When a young boy prostitute is found butchered on the unfinished Williamsburg Bridge, an alienist named Laszlo Kreizler, a newspaper illustrator by the name of John Moore, a secretary, Sara Howard and a police commissioner named Theodore Roosevelt begin an investigation outside the law to find the serial killer.

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