Cary Fukunaga To Direct “The Alienist”

“True Detective” helmer Cary Fukunaga is slated to direct and executive produce the upcoming event TV series adaptation of Caleb Carr’s bestselling 1994 novel “The Alienist” for Anonymous Content.

Set in the tenements and mansions of Gilded Age New York City, the story follows Dr. Laszlo Kreizler who, with the help of newspaper reporter John Moore and police commissioner Theodore Roosevelt, uses the emerging discipline of psychology to track down one of New York City’s first serial killers.

Also onboard are Oscar winner Eric Roth (“Forrest Gump”) as executive producer, and Hossein Amini (“The Two Faces Of January”) who will write and executive produce the series. This marks the first project in a three year, first-look production deal announced last year between Anonymous and Paramount TV.

Source: Deadline