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TNT Orders ‘The Alienist’ Sequel Series ‘Angel of Darkness’

Daniel Brühl, Luke Evans and Dakota Fanning will all return for sequel to Caleb Carr adaptation

TNT has ordered “The Angel of Darkness,” a limited series based on the sequel to Caleb Carr’s novel, “The Alienist.”

The network adapted Carr’s “The Alienist” in 2018, earning the network six Emmy nominations. The entire lead cast from “The Alienist,” including Daniel Brühl, Luke Evans and Dakota Fanning, will all return for “Angel of Darkness.”

Based on Carr’s 1994 novel, the TNT series starred Brühl as Dr. Laszlo Kreizler, a turn-of-the-century criminal psychologist (known as “alienists” in those days) and Evans as newspaper illustrated John Moore, who are called upon by then-New York Police Commissioner Teddy Roosevelt to investigate a series of gruesome murders. Fanning starred as Sara Howard, the first female employed by the NYPD and a liaison between Roosevelt and Moore and Dr. Kreizler.

“Angel of Darkness,” which Carr wrote in 1997, is set one year after “The Alienist.” Howard, now a private detective, comes to Dr. Kreizler looking for help in locating the kidnapped infant daughter of a visiting Spanish dignitary.

“We could not be prouder of “The Alienist’s outstanding, award-worthy performance and all of the work the incredible actors and crew put in to bring that story and time period to life,” said Sarah Aubrey, executive VP of original programming for TNT. “Our audience fell in love with these multi-dimensional, timeless characters and the journey of their struggles living in complicated times. With this new story in TNT’s Suspense Collection, we will further immerse viewers into their world as they are confronted with a new enemy.”

“The Angel of Darkness” is a co-production of Paramount Television and Turner’s Studio T with Eric Roth, Anonymous Content’s Steve Golin and Rosalie Swedlin and Cary Joji Fukunaga serving as executive producers.