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Cary Fukunaga Brings His Visual Aesthetic to TNT’s New Series ‘The Alienist’

TNT’s newest series The Alienist is from showrunner Cary Fukunaga and it is apparent from its visual aesthetic. Not something I would expect from a TNT series. It carries a more sophisticated look and feel that we are use to seeing from HBO or Showtime series, but not TNT.

Last week they dropped the first trailer for the eagerly anticipated psychological thriller based on the Anthony Award-winning international bestseller by Caleb Carr. Set in 1896 amidst the vast wealth, extreme poverty and technological innovation of New York during the Gilded Age. The Alienist follows the hunt for a serial killer (not Aliens) responsible for the gruesome murders of boy prostitutes. Daniel Brühl (Rush), Luke Evans (The Girl on The Train), Dakota Fanning (American Pastoral) and Brian Geraghty (The Hurt Locker) star in the series, which follows the hunt for a serial killer responsible for the gruesome murders of boy prostitutes.

Currently shooting in Budapest, Hungary, with BAFTA-nominated director Jakob Verbruggen (Black Mirror) at the helm, The Alienist also stars Douglas Smith (Miss Sloane), Matthew Shear (Mistress America), Matt Lintz (Pixels), Robert Wisdom (The Wire) and Q’orianka Kilcher (The New World). The series is is a co-production of Paramount Television and Turner’s Studio T, with Verbruggen, Emmy® winner Cary Fukunaga (True Detective), Academy Award® winner Eric Roth (Forrest Gump), Academy Award® nominee Hossein Amini (Drive), E. Max Frye (Foxcatcher) and Anonymous Content’s Steve Golin and Rosal ie Swedlin serving as executive producers and Marshall Persinger (Rectify) as co-executive producer.