Saturday, January 14, 2017

TNT Renews 'Good Behavior' for Season 2; Casts Dakota Fanning as Female Lead in 'The Alienist'

During its presentation at the Television Critics Association's winter press tour, TNT announced a second season renewal for original drama series Good Behavior. The network also announced today that Dakota Fanning will play the female lead on the upcoming drama The Alienist.

The second season pickup for Good Behavior comes just a few days after the drama wrapped its first season. The series will return in late fall 2017.

The drama stars Michelle Dockery, Juan Diego Botto, Lusia Strus, Nyles Julian Steele and Terry Kinney.

Chad Hodge developed the series based on the Letty Dobesh books by Blake Crouch. Hodge and Crouch serve as executive producers with Marty Adelstein and Becky Clements. Studio T and Tomorrow Studios produce.

"Fueled by unsinkable characters on a dangerous search for belonging, love and family, Good Behavior is addictive television," said Sarah Aubrey, Executive Vice President of Original Programming, TNT. "Millions of viewers have fallen hard for this sexy, complicated couple, and in season two, Letty and Javier will give us plenty more to obsess about."

The Alienist is a long in-the-works drama at TNT that recently cast Daniel Brühl (Inglorious Bastards) and Luke Evans (The Girl on the Train) in the lead. TNT announced today that Dakota Fanning (The Twilight Saga) will play the female lead. Production will begin soon in Budapest for a premiere in Fall 2017.

Fanning will play Sara Howard, a headstrong secretary at Police Headquarters. Together with criminal psychologist Dr. Laszlo Kreizler (Brühl) and newspaper reporter John Moore (Evans), she'll investigate a series of brutal murders in New York during the Gilded Age.