Wednesday, May 13, 2015

TNT Gives Straight-to-Series Order to Drama 'The Alienist'

TNT has just greenlit The Alienist, a new eight-part drama series from Paramount Television, Anonymous Content, Emmy-winning director Cary Fukunaga, Oscar-winning producer Eric Roth and Oscar-nominated screenwriter Hossein Amini. The Alienist is a co-production between TNT Original Productions and Paramount Television.

Based on the Anthony Award-winning New York Times bestseller by Caleb Carr, The Alienist is a fast-paced and atmospheric psychological thriller set in the fascinating and gritty world of Gilded Age New York City. After a series of haunting and gruesome murders, psychiatrist Dr. Laszlo Kreizler, newspaper reporter John Moore and police commissioner Theodore Roosevelt come together employing emerging disciplines of psychology and early crime investigation techniques to track down one of New York City's first serial killers.

The Alienist will be executive produced by Fukunaga, Roth and Amini, as well as Anonymous Content's Steve Golin and Rosalie Swedlin.