19th Century Serial Killers: Watch the First Trailer for 'the Alienist'

Caleb Carr's novel The Alienist is coming to TNT, adapted for television with a cast featuring such notable actors as Dakota Fanning, Sean Astin and Dakota Fanning.

As with the novel, the plot focuses on a team consisting of criminal psychologist Dr. Laszlo Kreizler, the titular Alienist, newspaper illustrator John Moore, and Police secretary Sara Howard. The team is brought together by top cop Teddy Roosevelt (yes, that Teddy Roosevelt), and tasked with catching a monstrous serial killer in turn of the century New York City.

Check out the first look at the upcoming series below, and watch The Alienist when it premieres later this year on TNT.

The Alienist
By Caleb Carr