'The Alienist' Trailer: Dakota Fanning Stars In TNT's Gilded Age Thriller

'The Alienist' Trailer: Dakota Fanning Stars In TNT's Gilded Age Thriller

TNT has released its first trailer for The Alienist, the eagerly-anticipated psychological thriller based on the Anthony Award-winning global bestseller by Caleb Carr. You can see it below.

The cast list is the interesting thing here, including such notable names as Luke Evans (Beauty And The Beast), Dakota Fanning (The Runaways), Daniel Bruhl (Captain America: Civil War), and Sean Astin (Lord of the Rings) as Police Commissioner Teddy Roosevelt.

Titled The Alienist, the series is set in New York City in 1896, as the city is plagued by a string of murders of boy prostitutes.

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THE ALIENIST is now still shooting in Budapest, Hungary, with BAFTA-nominated director Jakob Verbruggen (Black Mirror) at the helm.

Check out the trailer above and let us know what you think. They are aided by a makeshift crew of singular characters, among them the intrepid Sara Howard (Fanning), a young secretary on Roosevelt's staff who is determined to become the first female police detective in New York City. Verbruggen is also executive-producing alongside True Detective's Cary Fukunaga, Oscar-winner Eric Roth (Forrest Gump), Hossein Amini (Drive), E. Max Frye (Foxcatcher), Steve Golin, and Rosalie Swedlin. Watch the show's first trailer above.

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