Luke Evans and Dakota Fanning are coming to TNT in THE ALIENIST, a new drama based on the book of the same name by Caleb Carr.
THE ALIENIST follows the hunt for a series killer responsible for the gruesome murders of boy prostitutes. Daniel Brühl (RUSH), Luke Evans (THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN), Dakota Fanning (AMERICAN PASTORAL) and Brian Geraghty (THE HURT LOCKER) star in the show.
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 illustrator John Moore (Evans) to conduct the investigation in secret. Fanning appears as Sara Howard, a young secretary on Roosevelt’s staff who is determined to become the first female police detective in New York City.