TNT has set a premiere date for period drama The Alienist, whose executive producers include Anonymous Content’s Cary Fukunaga as well as Steve Golin and Rosalie Swedlin as producers. Starring Daniel Brühl, Luke Evans and Dakota Fanning, The Alienist will premiere at 9 PM Monday, January 22.
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The psychological thriller drama is set in 1896, when a series of haunting, gruesome murders of boy prostitutes grips New York City. Newly appointed police commissioner Theodore Roosevelt (Brian Geraghty) calls upon criminal psychologist — aka alienist — Dr. Laszlo Kreizler (Brühl) and newspaper illustrator John Moore (Evans) to conduct the investigation in secret. They are joined by Sara Howard (Fanning), a headstrong secretary determined to become the city’s first female police detective. Using the emerging disciplines of psychology and early forensic investigation techniques, this band of social outsiders set out to find and apprehend one of Gotham’s first serial killers.