First Trailer: TNT’s “The Alienist”

TNT has premiered the first trailer for its highly anticipated, Cary Fukunaga (“True Detective”) produced, event series adaptation of Caleb Carr’s period psychological thriller novel “The Alienist”.

Set in 1896 New York during the Gilded Age, in a time long before profilers, the series follows the hunt for a serial killer responsible for the gruesome murders of boy prostitutes. Daniel Bruhl, Luke Evans, Dakota Fanning, Brian Geraghty, Douglas Smith, Matthew Shear and Q’orianka Kilcher star.

Jakob Verbruggen (“Black Mirror”) is directing the series which is still in the midst of production in Budapest. The trailer premiered during Turner’s upfront presentation in New York City this morning.