Luke Evans (“The Girl on The Train”) and Daniel Bruhl (“Captain America: Civil War”) have been cast in TNT’s upcoming psychological thriller TV series based on Caleb Carr’s acclaimed novel “The Alienist”.
Bruhl will play forensic psychologist Dr. Laszlo Kreizler, while Evans will play reporter John Moore. The story is set in the Gilded Age of New York City in 1896, a city of vast wealth, extreme poverty and technological innovation.
When a series of haunting, gruesome murders of boy prostitutes grips the city, Kreizler and Moore are called upon to conduct the investigation in secret with the help of a young secretary determined to become the first female police detective in New York City.
Jakob Verbruggen (“Black Mirror”) directs the project which is executive produced by Cary Fukunaga, Eric Roth, Hossein Amini, Steve Golin and Rosalie Swedlin.
Shooting begins early 2017 in Budapest ahead of a late 2017 premiere.