Geraghty Replaces Astin On “Alienist”

Brian Geraghty will replace Sean Astin as Teddy Roosevelt in the upcoming straight-to-series psychological thriller drama “The Alienist” for TNT.

Set in 1896, a series of gruesome murders of boy prostitutes leads to newly appointed cop Roosevelt (Geraghty) calling upon criminal psychologist Dr. Laszlo Kreizler (Daniel Bruhl), secretary Sara Howard (Dakota Fanning), and newspaper illustrator John Moore (Luke Evans) to conduct the investigation in secret.

Robert Wisdom, Q’orianka Kilcher, Matt Lintz, Matthew Shear and Douglas Smith co-star. TNT said in a statement Astin will no longer play the role due to scheduling difficulties. Astin had been filming “The Alienist” in Budapest while also shooting Netflix’s “Stranger Things” in Atlanta and the travel proved extremely difficult to navigate.

Source: TNT