“The Alienist” Sets A January Premiere

While Netflix’s just launched “Mindhunter” series goes back to the early days of profiling at the FBI, TNT’s upcoming high-profile series “The Alienist” winds the clock back nearly a century earlier to look at the earliest days of criminal and forensic psychology.

Based on the best-selling book by Caleb Carr, the story is set in 1896 New York during the Gilded Age and follows an unlikely trio – a psychologist (Daniel Bruhl), a newspaper reporter (Luke Evans), and a female police officer (Dakota Fanning) – in their hunt for a serial killer responsible for the gruesome murders of boy prostitutes.

Brian Geraghty, Douglas Smith, Matthew Shear and Q’orianka Kilcher co-star in the series helmed by Jakob Verbruggen (“Black Mirror”). TNT has now released the show’s full official trailer along with announcing a January 22nd premiere date.