Netflix Drops New Trailer & April UK Premiere Date For ‘The Alienist’

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22 Jan 18

Netflix’s latest drama The Alienist starring Daniel Brühl, Dakota Fanning and Luke Evans will come to the streaming service worldwide (excluding the US and France) from Thursday, 19th April 2018 it has been announced.

Based on the award-winning, fan-favourite novel by Caleb Carr, The Alienist is a turn-of-the-century murder mystery like none other: the story of the emergence of the world’s most powerful city that will stop at nothing to bury its darkest secrets.

An unflinching psychological thriller set amidst the underbelly of New York City’s “Gilded Age,” The Alienist follows Laszlo Kreizler (Daniel Brühl, Inglourious Basterds, Rush, Captain America: Civil War), a brilliant and obsessive “Alienist” in the controversial new field of treating mental pathologies, who holds the key to hunting down a never-before-seen ritualistic killer murdering young boys.

“To play one of the most compelling characters I’ve ever read on the page has been a huge honour”, comments Brühl. “Caleb Carr devised a fascinating world of intrigue and complexity, and I look forward to international audiences seeing how our brilliant cast and creatives have brought his words to life.”

“The response to the show in the US has been incredible and now I can’t wait for the rest of the world to watch it”, says Luke Evans (The Girl on the Train), who plays newspaper illustrator John Moore.

“I am very proud of this show, and really excited that people will be able to watch it all at once”, adds Dakota Fanning (American Pastoral), who plays Sara Howard, an ambitious secretary determined to become the city’s first female police detective.

The series also stars Brian Geraghty (The Hurt Locker) as police commissioner Theodore Roosevelt, Douglas Smith (Miss Sloane) and Matthew Shear (Mistress America) as Marcus and Lucius Isaacson, twin brothers who help unravel the disturbing mystery; Matt Lintz (Pixels) as Stevie, a tough, young boy employed by Dr. Kreizler as a driver and errand boy; Robert Ray Wisdom (The Wire) as Cyrus, Kreizler’s valet, a man with a dark past who has been reformed by Kreizler; and Q’orianka Kilcher (The New World) as Mary, Kreizler’s mute maid with whom he shares a special unspoken connection.

The Alienist‘ comes to Netflix UK on Thursday, 19th April 2018.