The Alienist, a new psychological thriller starring Daniel Brühl, Luke Evans, Dakota Fanning and Brian Geraghty, is to debut on TNT Jan. 22.
The 19th-century, serial killer story is based on Caleb Carr's novel by the same name. It is being filmed in Budapest.
"The Alienist opens when a series of haunting, gruesome murders of boy prostitutes grips New York City," said a press release introducing the show's 2-minute-long, second trailer Monday.
Astin is also set to star in Season 2 of 'Stranger Things.'
"Newly appointed police commissioner Theodore Roosevelt calls upon criminal psychologist Dr. Laszlo Kreizler and newspaper illustrator John Moore to conduct the investigation in secret. They are joined by Sara Howard, a headstrong secretary determined to become the city's first female police detective. Using the emerging disciplines of psychology and early forensic investigation techniques, this band of social outsiders set out to find and apprehend one of New York City's first serial killers."
By Karen Butler
Originally published in UPI Entertainment News.