TNT orders sequel to 'The Alienist' with 'The Angel of Darkness' limited series
'The Angel of Darkness' will be based on Caleb Carr's best-selling novel of the same name and follow the events in 'The Alienist.'
TNT will follow-up on its hit period drama series 'The Alienist' with a sequel. The network has ordered 'The Angel of Darkness,' which will be a new limited series that, similar to its predecessor, will be based on Caleb Carr's best-selling novel of the same name.
Described as "an unflinching, turn-of-the-century murder mystery," 'The Alienist' followed the story of Dr. Laszlo Kreizler (Daniel Brühl), a brilliant and obsessive "alienist" in the controversial field of treating mental pathologies. Set amidst the underbelly of New York City's 'Gilded Age,' Kreizler was shown to be relentless in his pursuit of a never-before-seen ritualistic killer murdering young boys.
He was joined by newspaper illustrator John Moore (Luke Evans) as well as Moore's longtime friend Sara Howard (Dakota Fanning), who is an ambitious secretary determined to become the city's first female detective.
The drama proved to be a huge critical and ratings success and was ranked as 2018's #1 new cable series in the 18-49 category. It reached more than 50 million people across multiple platforms and earned six Emmy nominations, including Outstanding Limited Series.
TNT has announced that all of the series' lead cast, including Brühl, Evans, and Fanning will be returning in 'The Angel of Darkness' in an all-new storyline. If the sequel follows the novel, it will be set in 1897, one year after the events of 'The Alienist,' and see Kreizler working together with Moore and Howard to locate the kidnapped infant daughter of a visiting Spanish dignitary.
"We could not be prouder of 'The Alienist’s' outstanding, award-worthy performance and all of the work the incredible actors and crew put in to bring that story and time period to life," said Sarah Aubrey, executive vice president of original programming for TNT on the new series. "Our audience fell in love with these multi-dimensional, timeless characters and the journey of their struggles living in complicated times. With this new story in TNT’s Suspense Collection, we will further immerse viewers into their world as they are confronted with a new enemy."
'The Angel of Darkness' is a co-production of Paramount Television and Turner's Studio T with Eric Roth, Anonymous Content's Steve Golin and Rosalie Swedlin and Cary Joji Fukunaga serving as executive producers.