Psychological thriller “The Alienist” made a big splash back in 2018 when it launched and now we know when season 2, “The Alienist: Angel of Darkness”, will arrive on Netflix around the world. The 8-episode series finished airing in the USA in August and will arrive on Netflix around the world, excluding USA, on October 22nd.
The second series is set in New York City in 1896 when a series of haunting, gruesome murders of boy prostitutes grips the city. Newly appointed police commissioner Theodore Roosevelt (Brian Geraghty) calls upon criminal psychologist (also known as an ‘alienist’) Dr. Laszlo Kreizler (Daniel Brühl) and newspaper illustrator John Moore (Luke Evans) to conduct the investigation in secret. They are joined by Sara Howard (Dakota Fanning), 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.