TNT’s trailer for The Alienist

As is traditional with the minor networks, TNT’s Upfronts presentation this week was a pretty sparse affair, largely about announcements for future shows, rather than shows already in production. In fact, I covered virtually all the bones of it in this morning’s news.

However, TNT did have one new scripted programme to show off.

The Alienist
Psychological thriller based on the Anthony Award-winning bestseller by Caleb Carr. Set in 1896 amidst the vast wealth, extreme poverty and technological innovation of New York during the Gilded Age, the series follows the hunt for a serial killer responsible for the gruesome murders of boy prostitutes. Daniel Brühl, Luke Evans, Dakota Fanning and Brian Geraghty star. 

Currently shooting in Budapest, the series is helmed by BAFTA-nominated director Jakob Verbruggen (Black Mirror). Douglas Smith, Matthew Shear, Matt Lintz, Robert Wisdom and Q’orianka Kilcher also star.

The series is is a co-production of Paramount Television and Turner’s Studio T, with Verbruggen, Cary Fukunaga, Eric Roth, Hossein Amini, E. Max Frye and Anonymous Content’s Steve Golin and Rosal ie Swedlin serving as executive producers, and Marshall Persinger and Jamie Payne as co-executive producers.