Do you like those typical crime investigation stories; That game of hiding and seek between the good guys and the bad guys full of thrill and drama? If yes, then you should have a look at this web series.
TNT’s gripping American period drama series The Alienist has given its viewers all the thrill they want to see. Until the release of the finale of season 1 on March 26, 2018, the series had already been watched by millions, and the note on which it ended, the fans will definitely binge on season 2 at the drop of a hat!
But, is there a season 2 at all? Let’s see!
The Alienist Season 2
The producers amused all the viewers with the announcement of the series’ renewal for another season on August 16, 2018. The Executive vice president of TNT Sarah Aubrey said in a statement
Our audience fell in love with tHESE characters […] 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.
The showrunners said that season 2 would be based on the novel The Angel of Darkness by Caleb Carr, which is a follow-up novel for The Alienist by the same author. There are reports that the name of the series will also be changed to that of the novel. Albeit, this also might just be the title for season 2.
Initially, the series was supposed to be a limited-series. However, the makers decided to continue the production due to the love it received from the fans. There were also some rumors that the creators will cancel the show, but the cards are now in favor of season 2!
As for now, no official release date has been put forward. The production schedules are disrupted due to worldwide CoViD-19 distress. Probably, we will watch the new season by 2021 or 2022.
What To Expect FromThe Alienist Season 2???
*BEWARE! Spoilers Ahead*
Season 1 was a hell of a journey. It showed the trio of Dr. Laszlo Kreizler, an alienist which was just another name for a psychologist back then, John Moore, an alcoholic casanova and a newspaper illustrator and Sara Howard, the daring secretary of the police commissioner Teddy Roosevelt fighting tooth and nail to solve the peculiar case of a killing spree ignited in the New York City, victims of which were boy prostitutes.
Internal conflicts were seen among the team as Captain Connor, an impulsive corrupt police officer shoots Willem Van Bergen in cold blood, accusing him of the crime. But William was never the killer! The disheartening death of Moore’s housemaid Mary is just another consequence of his impulsive behavior.
By the end of season 1, the detectives received another lead to the real killer who supposedly goes by the name John Beecham. When the team encounters Beecham, whose real name is Japeth Dury, Connor barges in and shoots him despite Kreizler’s denial, who wanted to have the insights of this ongoing heinous evil from Japeth. Now the team has realized that this is not just one person but a whole group of people running around New York, killing boy prostitutes.
So is it a pedophile or just another serial killer? Is Connor involved in all this mess? What makes someone do this evil? To know the answers, we have to wait for season 4. As mentioned earlier, this season will also unleash a “New Enemy.”
Who Is Returning Back For The Alienist Season 2??
Alongside the announcement of season 2, the showrunners also said that the complete main cast would return.
Daniel Brühl, Luke Evans, and Dakota Fanning will reprise their roles as the trio of Kreizler, Moore, and Sarah. Apart from these three, we’ll have Brian Geraghty as Theodore Roosevelt, Douglas Smith, and Matthew Shear as the Issacson brothers, David Wilmot as Captain Connor and Ted Levine as Thomas Byrnes again shining on the screens. No official additions to the cast have been revealed.
The Alienist received high critical acclaim, especially for its production. The series was also nominated for multiple Primetime Emmy Awards, winning in the category of Outstanding Special Visual Effects.
As the plot suggests, season 2 will heat things up and give the fans a marvelous ride filled with thrill, action, drama, and even a newly brewed romance.