What’s in store for the big sequel to The Alienist? Today, TNT announced Frank Pugliese has been hired as showrunner for the upcoming follow-up series, The Angel of Darkness.
The limited series “finds Sara Howard (Dakota Fanning), who has opened her own private detective agency, enlisting the help of Dr. Laszlo Kreizler (Daniel Brühl) and John Moore (Luke Evans) to hunt down an elusive killer.”
TNT has not yet announced a premiere date for The Angel of Darkness, but you can read more info below:
LOS ANGELES, SEPTEMBER 26, 2018 – Turner’s TNT has secured critically acclaimed and Emmy(R) Award-nominated writer and producer Frank Pugliese (House of Cards) to serve as showrunner for The Angel of Darkness, a new limited series based on the sequel to author Caleb Carr’s best-selling The Alienist. A huge critical and ratings success, The Alienist is a top 10 cable drama, having reached more than 50 million people across multiple platforms.
The Alienist’s lead cast, including Daniel Brühl (Rush), Luke Evans (The Girl on the Train) and Dakota Fanning (American Pastoral), will return for The Angel of Darkness. The all-new storyline finds Sara Howard (Fanning), who has opened her own private detective agency, enlisting the help of Dr. Laszlo Kreizler (Brühl) and John Moore (Evans) to hunt down an elusive killer.
Pugliese is a seasoned, award-winning producer and writer for television and theater. He most recently served as executive producer and co-showrunner for House of Cards, for which he received three Emmy(R) Award nominations. Pugliese’s television credits include Night of the Living Dead, Homicide, for which he won a WGA Award, Love and Blood, Fallen Angels, Street-time, The Beat, Law and Order, Borgia and Copper.
“Following the tremendous success of The Alienist, we are excited to welcome an immensely talented and accomplished showrunner who could not only do justice to Caleb Carr’s popular sequel but also add a unique point of view,” said Sarah Aubrey, executive vice president of original programming for TNT. “With Frank, we have found a three-time Emmy(R) Award nominee whose unique skills will surely catapult The Angel of Darkness to the same heights of success as its predecessor.”
“I am thrilled for the opportunity to work with the talented cast, crew and team that brought The Alienist to life,” said Pugliese. “Myself and the writers coming on board for The Angel of Darkness are looking forward to continuing this story born from the wondrous imagination of Caleb Carr.”
The Angel of Darkness is a co-production of Paramount Television and Turner’s Studio T with Eric Roth, Anonymous Content’s Steve Golin and Rosalie Swedlin, and Cary Joji Fukunaga serving as executive producers.”
What do you think? Have you seen The Alienist? Will you watch The Angel of Darkness?
I absolutely loved the alienist best drama show ever , huge disappointment wont have second season, I will try the new angel of darkness
Wow, what wonderful news” The Angel of Darkness”. Maybe this will be the re- invention to “The Alienist “, superb cast,crew & costume love the period.
Loved The Alienist and can’t wait to see Angel of Darkness!!!
Will definitely watch Angel of Darkness. Loved The Alienist and have read Angel of Darkness.
I liked “The alienist” and look forward to watching “The angel of darkness.”
I loved The Alienist & can’t wait to watch The Angel of Darkness. The cast is fantastic!
My daughter told me about the show and after watching one episode I fell in love with it. It was one of the best show’s of the season. I have many friends who are anxious to watch when it comes back on. I would give it 5 stars.
I really enjoyed “The Alienist,” was waiting with much hope for a sequel or continuation. I will very definitely watch. When can we expect to see it?
Can’t wait for The Angel of Darkness and that superb cast to return.