The Alienist

  • Genre: Drama, Television

  • Director: David Petrarca, Jakob Verbruggen, Paco Cabezas
  • Writer(s): Caleb Carr, Hossein Amini, E. Max Frye, John Sayles, Cary Joji Fukunaga, Gina Gionfriddo, Chase Palmer
  • Studio: Netflix
  • Length: 1h 00m


In 1896 New York City, young boy prostitutes dress up as little girls in order to please their male clients. When a number of these young boys are turning up dead at the hands of a sadistic serial killer, police commissioner Teddy Roosevelt (Brian Geraghty) assigns Dr. Laszlo Kreizler (Daniel Brühl), a brilliant criminal psychologist, to work on the investigation. 

Kreizler is assisted by his old friend, New York Times illustrator John Moore (Luke Evans), and strong-willed police secretary Sara Howard (Dakota Fanning), the first woman ever employed by the NYPD. 

Based on the award-winning novel of the same name by Caleb Carr.


Daniel Brühl, Luke Evans, Dakota Fanning, Brian Geraghty, Q'orianka Kilcher, Douglas Smith, Robert Wisdom, Matt Lintz, David Wilmot, Michael Ironside, Grace Zabriskie, Sean Young
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