The Alienist is the period drama based on the novel of the same name by Caleb Carr. The show stars Daniel Brühl as Dr Laszlo Kreizler, Luke Evans as John Moore and Dakota Fanning as Sara Howard, who reprise their roles for the second series. Season two, titled The Alienist: Angel of Darkness, is based on the second novel of the same name by Carr. Express.co.uk has everything you need to know.
How many episodes are in The Alienist season 2?
The Alienist season two is finally coming to screens after more than two years of waiting.
The sequel to The Alienist, titled, The Alienist: Angel of Darkness, will premiere on TNT this Sunday, July 19 at 9pm Eastern Standard Time.
After the series has finished airing in the US, The Alienist: Angel of Darkness will drop on Netflix worldwide at a later date.
Express.co.uk will update this article when more information is available regarding the Netflix release date.
Unlike season one of The Alienist, there are just eight episodes in the second series instead of 10.
Two episodes will air back-to-back on Sunday, and for the next four weeks thereafter, two episodes of The Alienist: Angel of Darkness will air every Sunday.
The season finale of The Alienist: Angel of Darkness will conclude on Sunday, August 9.
Thankfully, TNT has released some details about episodes from the second season, including the titles and synopsis of the first six instalments.
Episode One – Ex Ore Infantium, Sunday, July 19
Episode one sees Sara Howard (played by Fanning), Dr Kreizler (Brühl) and New York Times journalist John Moore (Evans) reunited.
Together, they are searching for Ana Linares, the kidnapped infant daughter of the Spanish Consular.
However, the investigation leads them down a sinister path of murder and deceit as they try to track down Ana’s whereabouts.
Episode Two – Something Wicked, Sunday, July 19
Episode two, titled Something Wicked, follows Moore as he struggles to juggle his personal and professional life as he investigates a link to New York’s criminal underworld.
Elsewhere, Sara and Kreizler are continuing their investigations as a former colleague plots against their work.
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Episode Three – Labyrinth, Sunday, July 26
The synopsis for episode three reads: “All is not what it seems at the Lying-In Hospital as Sara persuades a young nurse to disclose what happens behind closed doors.
“Kreizler is convinced that hypnosis might unlock the traumatic memories of Señora Linares (Bruna Cusi).
“In order to further the investigation, Moore introduces Sara to a well-connected friend, causing further personal entanglements as Cyrus (Robert Wisdom) hosts Moore’s bachelor party at his saloon.”
Episode Four – Gilded Cage, Sunday, July 26
The trio is still searching for missing Ana in the fourth episode, titled Gilded Cage.
Things are looking good in Moore’s private life and as they go out to celebrate, Sara and Kreizler use the occasion to their advantage.
Episode Five – Belly of the Beast, Sunday, August 2
The fifth episode of The Alienist: Angel of Darkness, it has become apparent there may be a serial killer on the loose.
Episode Six – Memento Mori, Sunday, August 2
Episode six, titled Memento Mori, see’s the team having no option but to work with a former enemy to try and track down the killer.
The Alienist: Angel of Darkness premieres Sunday, July 19 on TNT