What if The Knick was about detectives? That’s the irresistible premise behind TNT’s The Alienist, a chasing-serial-killers-when-the-idea-of-serial-killers-was-just-becoming-a-thing-to-worry-about drama set in handsomely rendered turn-of-the-century New York. The show, originally airing in 2018, became a surprise critical and ratings hit for the network. Now, two years later, we’re finally getting a second season. We’ve got the trailer for The Alienist: Angel of Darkness below.
Full disclosure: I’ve not seen season one of The Alienist. But this trailer works so well for me, I just might have to. From the sumptuously dark cinematography and production design, to the intensity of dialogue and performances, to the morally dubious plotting of its killer narrative, to (especially) Fanning promising to destroy the shit out of everyone in her path, this show looks exactly up my alley. If you’re looking for a new, period crime thriller, it might be up yours, too.
Check out the trailer for The Alienist: Angel of Darkness below.