The Alienist

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Name: The Alienist
Creator: Caleb Carr
March 15, 1994, September 1997
tv series
January 21, 2018 – August 9, 2020
Medium: novel, television
Country of Origin: United States
External Links: Book Wikipedia, TV series Wikipedia, Official Site
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The Alienist is the first novel of the Kreizler series by Caleb Carr.

A live-action television series starring Daniel Brühl as Dr. Laszlo Kreizler, Dakota Fanning as Sara Howard, and Luke Evans as John Moore.

The first season of the television show was based Carr's first novel in the series. The second season was based on the second novel in the series, The Angel of Darkness.


It opens in 1896 when a series of haunting murders of boy prostitutes grips New York City. Newly appointed police commissioner Theodore Roosevelt (Brian Geraghty) calls upon criminal psychologist — aka alienist — Dr. Laszlo Kreizler (Daniel Brühl) and newspaper illustrator John Moore (Luke Evans) to conduct the investigation in secret. They are joined by Sara Howard (Dakota Fanning), a headstrong secretary at Police Headquarters determined to become the city’s first female police detective. Using the emerging disciplines of psychology and forensics, this band of social outsiders set out to apprehend one of New York City’s first serial killers. The limited series also stars Douglas Smith, Matthew Shear Matt Lintz, Robert Ray Wisdom and Q'orianka Kilcher.


The slash pairing Laszlo Kreizler/John Moore appeared immediately in fanworks after show's release, starting with Corvidology's drabble response to each episode posted to AO3 right after they aired.


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