Newspaper illustrator John Moore meets with criminal psychologist (alienist) Dr. Laszlo Kreizler to investigate a serial killer in New York during the late 19th century.
New York City, 1896. A series of haunting, gruesome murders has gripped the city.
Newly appointed police commissioner Theodore Roosevelt, criminal psychology Dr. Laszlo Kreizler, New York Times illustrator John Moore and Sara Howard, a headstrong secretary determined to become the city’s first female police detective, set out to find and apprehend one of New York City’s first serial killers.
Based on the best-selling novel by Caleb Carr, The Alienist stars Luke Evans, Daniel Brühl, Dakota Fanning and Brian Geraghty.