Netflix’s crime drama The Alienist follows Laszlo Kreizler. She is a psychologist who is investigating murders by a serial killer who murders children for ceremonial purposes in New York.
The show also offers us insight as to what a murder investigation looked like in the late 19th century. The show has all the right twists of an exciting murder mystery. The series is getting another season soon.
Netflix teamed up with TNT for this TV series. Residents of the US can watch the series on TNT. People outside the US can catch the series on Netflix.
The second season started filming by the end of May 2019, which probably means that we are getting the next season sometime in early 2020. There has been no confirmation of the release date by the production team.
They might also follow the same pattern as last time. Episodes of Season 1 were released weekly, with the episodes first airing on TNT and US TV and then on Netflix.
Season 1 (Spoilers)
The show is an adaptation of the crime novel of the same name by Caleb Carr. The story follows three main characters; Laszlo Kreisler, a criminal psychologist, John Schuyler Moore, a newspaper illustrator, and Sarah Howard, a police secretary.
The trio is brought together by acting commissioner Teddy Roosevelt when a child prostitute is murdered. Various murders of other child prostitutes are linked together by the team. During the investigation, the team is met with resistance from other members of New York police, whose main motive is to protect the reputation of the High Society. The team catches the killer in the end but are unable to discern his motives.
Season 2 will follow the next book in this series by Caleb Carr, The Angel of Darkness. The events of the book take place a year after the previous edition has ended. Sarah Howard is a private investigator now and seeks Leszlo’s help to look for the daughter of a Spanish dignitary.