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THE ALIENIST

Who’s planning to watch THE ALIENIST? It’s set to premiere on TNT on January 22nd of the new year–something to look forward to! The eight-part miniseries is based on the novel of the same name by author Caleb Carr, and stars Luke Evans, who was Bard the Bowman in THE HOBBIT films and Dracula in DRACULA UNTOLD. (He was also Gaston in the live-action BEAUTY AND THE BEAST. The guy has versatility, that’s for sure.) I’ve read the book by Carr, and it rocked. The series looks equally promising.

An “alienist” was a psychiatrist, before there existed such a term. The alienist of this story, Dr. Laszlo Kreizler (portrayed by Daniel Bruhl, who was Baron Zemo in CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR), teams up with a reporter (played by Evans) to hunt down a serial killer. (Something else that existed before they had a word for it.) There have actually been several attempts to turn Carr’s novel into a movie, going back over 25 years, but they all fell through. That may end up being for the best, as a TV series will allow more time, more “wiggle room,” to properly tell the story and delve into the necessary details. I hope it’s good!

By TheCheezman

WAYNE MILLER is the owner and creative director of EVIL CHEEZ PRODUCTIONS, specializing in theatrical performances and haunted attractions. He has written, produced, and directed (and occasionally acted in) over two dozen plays, most of them in the Horror and True Crime genres. He obtained a doctorate in Occult Studies from Miskatonic University and is an active paranormal investigator. Is frequently told he resembles Anton Lavey. And Ming the Merciless.

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