TNT Orders 'The Alienist' Sequel Series, 'The Angel of Darkness'

Jessica Napoli
TNT

TNT announced on Thursday it has ordered a new limited series called The Angel of Darkness.

It's based on the book sequel to Caleb Carr's The Alienist, which was already adapted for TNT, and a success for the network. The Alienist is "2018’s #1 new cable series in 18-49, having reached more than 50 million people across multiple platforms," according to a press release, and earned six Emmy Award nominations, including Outstanding Limited Series.

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The series is based on Caleb Carr's novel.

The even better news is The Alienist's lead cast — Daniel Brühl, Luke Evans, and Dakota Fanning — will return and and tackle a new storyline in Angel of Darkness.

The Alienist followed Dr. Laszlo Kreizler (Brühl), "a brilliant and obsessive 'alienist' in the controversial new field of treating mental pathologies. In the first series, Kreizler was relentless in his pursuit of a never-before-seen ritualistic killer murdering young boys" during the Gilded Age in New York City.

"He was joined by newspaper illustrator John Moore (Evans) and Sara Howard (Fanning), an ambitious secretary determined to become the city's first female police detective."

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"We could not be prouder of The Alienist’s outstanding, award-worthy performance and all of the work the incredible actors and crew put in to bring that story and time period to life," Sarah Aubrey, executive vice president of original programming for TNT, said in a statement.

"Our audience fell in love with these multi-dimensional, timeless characters and the journey of their struggles living in complicated times. With this new story in TNT’s Suspense Collection, we will further immerse viewers into their world as they are confronted with a new enemy," she added.

No word yet on when The Angel of Darkness is expected to air.

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