Season two of TNT’s psychological thriller series The Alienist, based on the novels by Caleb Carr, is set to premiere this July. Titled The Alienist: Angel of Darkness, the series finds the intrepid trio from the first season hot on the trail of a new killer even more terrifying than the first.
Daniel Bruhl (Inglourious Basterds), Dakota Fanning (The Twilight Saga), and Luke Evans (Dracula Untold) will reprise their roles from the first season along with Douglas Smith (The Bye Bye Man) and Matthew Shear (Cubby).
Season two opens on Sara Howard (Fanning) having opened her own private investigation firm. When she happens upon a kidnapping case involving the infant daughter of the Spanish Consular to the United States, she soon turns to Dr. Kreizler (Bruhl) and reporter John Moore (Evans) for help. This is no ordinary kidnapping, and the culprit and their motives are far more sinister than they could ever have imagined.
Novelist Caleb Carr has a knack for blending history with fiction, and that is doubly on display in The Angel of Darkness where historical figures enter and exit the lives of the central trio with seamless ease.
For those unaware, “alienist” was a term used in the late 19th and early 20th centuries for psychiatrists. It was believed that a person suffering mental illness had become “alienated” from their true natures. Those who treated those illnesses became known as alienists.
Season one of the the thrilling series was an undeniable success on TNT, and it’s good to see they went ahead with season two. The Alienist: Angel of Darkness will premiere on July 26, 2020 at 9 pm EST.
You can check out the trailer for the second season below!