'The Alienist: Angel of Darkness' Episode 1 Preview: Dakota Fanning's Sara Howard is highlight of TNT sequel
'The Alienist: Angel of Darkness' is all set to premiere on TNT this Sunday, July 19, and will see the return of the trio — Sara Howard (Dakota Fanning), John Moore (Luke Evans) and Dr Lazlo Kreizler (Daniel Brühl) to solve an infant's kidnapping case. Season 1 of 'The Alienist' averaged a healthy 66% rating on Rotten Tomatoes and TNT renewed the series for another installment. The TNT psychology crime drama is based on author Caleb Carr's novel of the same name. TNT's official description reads: "Having opened her private detective agency, Sara (Dakota Fanning) reunites with Dr. Kreizler (Daniel Brühl), the formidable alienist, and John Moore (Luke Evans), now a New York Times reporter, to find the Spanish Consular's kidnapped infant daughter. Their investigation leads them down a sinister path of murder and deceit, heading towards a dangerous and elusive killer. The series shines a light on the provocative issues of the era – the corruption of institutions, income inequality, yellow press sensationalism, and the role of women in society."
While we can deduce that the opening episode will take up as much time to set the context, what we can look forward to is the way the important moments in history at that time period are outlined. The year 1987 was the time when the American-Spanish war was just brewing and the unrest was clearly noticeable. The interesting part is Howard's all-women comprising detective agency that sees her proving a point that women could make choices that at that point of time were dubbed "weird". Even though 'Angel of Darkness' is looked at as a sequel, the potential viewers can make connections as the series is pretty much an anthology. 'The Alienist' has been one of the network's biggest hits as it boasts of quite some big accolades. The series has earned six Emmy nominations winning one for 'Outstanding Special Visual Effects in a Supporting Role.' The season opener will be a two-hour affair with Episodes 1 and 2 premiering on the same day. With TNT already scoring a win with the recently concluded 'Snowpiercer' TV series starring Jennifer Connelly and Daveed Diggs, it will be looking to make a mark with 'Angel of Darkness' as well.
'The Alienist: Angel of Darkness' airs Sundays 9 pm ET on TNT.