Could there be another season of The Alienist? Today, TNT announced the TV show has been nominated for six Emmys.
Based on the Caleb Carr novel, the historical drama centers on Laszlo Kreizler (Daniel Brühl), an alienist, i.e. a criminal psychologist, who helps investigate a serial killer preying on boy prostitutes. The cast also includes Luke Evans, Dakota Fanning, Brian Geraghty, Douglas Smith, and Matthew Shear.
Since The Alienist has been nominated for six Emmys, it’s possible TNT could be interested in ordering a second season. Previously, the historical drama was planned to be only one season, but executive producer Rosalie Swedlin told IndieWire there is always the possibility of another season. Also, author Caleb Carr did write a sequel to the original novel.
We love the characters, and our goal when we set out to make the show was to tell the story of the book, which has a finite ending when they catch Beecham. At the moment, there are no plans for a further installment, but the whole process has been a great joy. So, who knows? And if those costumes are still available, I wouldn’t mind having one of them. I love the men’s suits as much as Dakota’s costumes.”
Read more info from TNT below:
July 12, 2018 – TNT’s The Alienist earned six nominations this morning, includingOutstanding Limited Series, Outstanding Production Design for a Narrative Period or Fantasy Program (One Hour or More), Outstanding Cinematography for a Limited Series or Movie, Outstanding Period Costumes, Outstanding Main Title Design andOutstanding Special Visual Effects in a Supporting Role.
The Alienist is 2018’s #1 new cable series in 18-49, having reached more than 50 million people across multiple platforms. The gripping, turn-of-the-century prestige thriller follows Dr. Laszlo Kreizler (Daniel Brühl, Rush), a brilliant and obsessive “Alienist” in the controversial new field of treating mental pathologies, who holds the key to hunting down a never-before-seen ritualistic killer murdering young boys. Based on the award-winning, fan-favorite novel by Caleb Carr, with standout performances from Luke Evans (The Girl on the Train) and Dakota Fanning (American Pastoral), The Alienist is a murder mystery like none other: the story of the emergence of the world’s most powerful city that will stop at nothing to bury its darkest secrets.
Here are reactions to today’s nominations:
Jakob Verbruggen, executive producer and director of The Alienist
“I am incredibly honored by today’s Emmy® nomination for The Alienist in Outstanding Limited Series,” said Jakob Verbruggen, executive producer and director of The Alienist. “This series transported viewers to 1896 New York City, and each and every person that put their heart and soul into this project will now be able to rejoice in this nomination. It’s a great day!”
Sarah Aubrey, executive vice president, original programming, TNT
“The Alienist is the perfect symphony of the best talent in front of and behind the camera coming together. With today’s Emmy® nomination for Outstanding Limited Series, we’ve received the ultimate recognition for the immense undertaking that went into bringing Caleb Carr’s novel to life. I could not be more proud.”
The Alienist is a co-production of Paramount Television and Turner’s Studio T. BAFTA-nominee Jakob Verbruggen (Black Mirror) serves as director and executive producer along with Academy Award® winner Eric Roth (Forrest Gump), Academy Award® nominees Hossein Amini (Drive) and E. Max Frye (Foxcatcher), Anonymous Content’s Steve Golin and Rosalie Swedlin, along with Chris Symes and Emmy® winner Cary Fukunaga (True Detective). Serving as co-executive producers on the series are Marshall Persinger (Rectify) and Jamie Payne (The Driver).”
What do you think? Have you seen The Alienist? Do you want a second season?