“Cards” Showrunner Jumps To “Alienist” Sequel

Cards Showrunner Jumps To Alienist Sequel

“House of Cards” showrunner Frank Pugliese has been brought onboard to run “The Angel of Darkness,” the follow-up to this year’s period murder mystery thriller limited series “The Alienist” on TNT. Once again the story will be based on Caleb Carr’s popular novel.

Actors Daniel Bruhl, Dakota Fanning and Luke Evans are all returning to the new series set one year later in 1897 with Fanning’s Sara Howard opening her own private detective agency and seeking the help of Dr. Laszlo Kreizler (Bruhl) and John Moore (Evans) to help her track the kidnapped infant daughter of a visiting Spanish dignitary.

As war brews, their search leads them to an enigmatic woman with a murderous past – a woman under the protection of the gang knowns as the Hudson Dusters. No production date has yet been announced.

Source: TV Line