If you’ve been a fan of “The Alienist” on TNT, then keep “The Angel of Darkness” on your radar in 2019. TNT announced this week that “The Angel of Darkness” will be a new limited series coming to the network in 2019 and it will based on the sequel to Caleb Carr’s best-selling book “The Alienist”.
The original “The Alienist” series was a gigantic success for TNT shortly after the show premiered on the network. The original Alienist was 2018’s top new cable series in the 18-49 demo and reached more than 50M people across multiple platforms. “The Alienist” also earned six Emmy Award nominations, including Outstanding Limited Series. That put the Emmy Academy in an awkward position actually, if a show gets a follow-up limited-series with the same cast as the same characters, is it still a Limited Series? The Emmy Academy decided yes and “The Alienist” is still getting its Emmy nominations this year.
Fans of the original “The Alienist” should also be happy to know that the lead cast, including Daniel Brühl (Rush), Luke Evans (The Girl on the Train) and Dakota Fanning (American Pastoral) are all returning for “The Angel of Darkness” in an all-new storyline.
A turn-of-the-century murder mystery amidst the underbelly of New York City’s “Gilded Age,” The Alienist followed Dr. Laszlo Kreizler (Brühl), a brilliant and obsessive “alienist” in the controversial new field of treating mental pathologies. In the first series, Kreizler was relentless in his pursuit of a never-before-seen ritualistic killer murdering young boys. He was joined by newspaper illustrator John Moore (Evans) and Sara Howard (Fanning), an ambitious secretary determined to become the city’s first female police detective.
“We could not be prouder of The Alienist’s outstanding, award-worthy performance and all of the work the incredible actors and crew put in to bring that story and time period to life,” said Sarah Aubrey, executive vice president of original programming for TNT. “Our audience fell in love with these multi-dimensional, timeless characters and the journey of their struggles living in complicated times. With this new story in TNT’s Suspense Collection, we will further immerse viewers into their world as they are confronted with a new enemy.”
The Angel of Darkness is a co-production of Paramount Television and Turner’s Studio T with Eric Roth, Anonymous Content’s Steve Golin and Rosalie Swedlin and Cary Joji Fukunaga serving as executive producers.