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TNT Finds Showrunner for The Alienist Sequel!

The Angel of Darkness – Showrunner Frank Pugliese – Photo courtesy of TNT.

TNT has tapped Frank Pugliese as Showrunner for The Alienist’s sequel limited series, The angel of Darkness.

Pugliese’s television credits include House of Cards, 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.

TNT Taps Frank Pugliese as Showrunner for New Limited Series, The Angel of Darkness

Paramount Television and Turner’s Studio T to Co-Produce
Sequel to Caleb Carr’s The Alienist

Emmy® Award-Winning The Alienist is a Top 10 Cable Drama
LOS ANGELES, SEPTEMBER 26, 2018 – Turner’s TNT has secured critically acclaimed and Emmy® 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® 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® 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.

TNT Orders Limited Series The Angel of Darkness!

The Alienist – Sara Howard (Dakota Fanning), Dr. Laszlo Kreizler (Daniel Brühl) and John Moore (Luke Evans) – Photo courtesy of TNT.

TNT has ordered The Angel of Darkness – a limited series that reunites the Emmy-nominated The Alienist’s Dr. Laszlo Kreizler (Daniel Brühl),John Moore (Luke Evans) and Sara Howard (Dakota Fanning) on a case involving the disappearance of a Spanish diplomat’s daughter.

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The Unknown Is There To Conquer Trailer: Please Stand By!

A young woman escapes her group home to enter her script in a Star Trek scriptwriting contest in Please Stand By, from Magnolia Pictures.

Please Stand By stars Dakota Fanning, Alice Eve and Toni Colette, but Patton Oswalt is memorable in a couple of scenes in the trailer.

Please Stand By opens On Demand and in theaters on January 26, 2018.

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Random House Reissuing The Alienist Ahead of TNT Series!

Random House is reissuing Caleb Carr’s psychological thriller The Alienist in anticipation of TNT’s series based the novel.

Set in 1896 amidst a backdrop of vast wealth, extreme poverty and technological innovation, this psychological thriller stars Daniel Brühl (Rush), Luke Evans (The Girl on The Train), Dakota Fanning (American Pastoral) and Brian Geraghty (The Hurt Locker). Viewers will be transported into the darkest corners of New York City during the Gilded Age.

The Alienist TV tie-in will be in stores on November 22nd. The series will follow on Monday, January 22, 2018.

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Not Crazy – Just Alienated from Their True Nature Trailer: The Alienist!

The Alienist – Sara Howard (Dakota Fanning), Dr. Laszlo Kreizler (Daniel Brühl) and John Moore (Luke Evans) – Photo courtesy of TNT.

Set in 1896 amidst a backdrop of vast wealth, extreme poverty and technological innovation, The Alienist opens when a series of haunting, gruesome murders of boy prostitutes grips New York City.

Dr. Laszlo Kreizler and newspaper illustrator John Moore are asked to investigate – joined by the strong-willed secretary Sara Howard, who wants to be New York’s first female detective.

Based on the novel by Caleb Carr, The Alienist premieres on January 22nd.

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Cold-Blooded Killers Walk Among Us Trailer: The Alienist!

The Alienist’s Daniel Brühl – Photo courtesy of TNT

TNT has released its first trailer for The Alienist, the eagerly anticipated psychological thriller based on the Anthony Award-winning international bestseller by Caleb Carr. Set in 1896 amidst the vast wealth, extreme poverty and technological innovation of New York during the Gilded Age. The Alienist follows the hunt for a series killer responsible for the gruesome murders of boy prostitutes. Daniel Brühl (Rush), Luke Evans (The Girl on The Train), Dakota Fanning (American Pastoral) and Brian Geraghty (The Hurt Locker) star in the series, which follows the hunt for a serial killer responsible for the gruesome murders of boy prostitutes.

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Dakota Fanning Signs On To TNT’s The Alienist!

Dakota Fanning

Dakota Fanning will play a headstrong secretary at Police Headquarters in TNT’s much anticipated new series, The alienist.

Based on the novel by Caleb Carr, the series follows forensic psychologist Dr. Laszlo Kreizler (Daniel Brühl) and reporter John Moore (Luke Evans) and Sara Howard (Fanning) as they investigate a series of brutal murders in New York City’ ‘Gilded Age.’

Details follow the jump.

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MOVIE REVIEW: Coraline – Still Your Best Bet at the Movies!

When it was announced that Henry Selick was developing Nail Gaiman’s wonderful novel Coraline for film, it was probably not something that registered with most moviegoers. If they recognized the name at all, it was most likely from Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas – even Burton claims that all he contributed was the basic plot, lead character and a few hasty sketches. Selick did all the heavy lifting.

coraline

Coraline is a completely different story. Selick developed the film, both writing the screenplay and directing the film. Here, Selick’s genius becomes clear. He adds a character – the odd little boy named Wybie [voiced by Robert Bailey Jr.] – to add to the stakes, and provide a contrasting character for Coraline [Dakota Fanning]. He also makes a few other tweaks that give the film even more depth than that usually given by stop motion animation. Then he adds really excellent 3-D – not as a gimmick, though there are places where an action does pop toward the audience – but as a means of making Coraline’s unique world just that little bit more unsettling.

The story of Coraline is one of misunderstandings: Coraline’s parents [John Hodgman, Teri Hatcher] seem disconnected from her, disinterested – though they are really trying to make a deadline on a freelance job, producing a catalogue for a client; when Coraline finds her other parents, she really thinks they are genuinely interested in her – though she is merely a diversion for them [especially her Other Mother]; Coraline doesn’t understand Wybie, either, thinking him a pest when he’s really a very lonely boy who has no idea about how to make friends.

Her adventures in both worlds involve other minor players who contribute to the mood: Miss pink [Dawn French] and Miss Forcible [Jennifer Saunders] who appear to have been very naughty in their professional careers, and Mr. Bobinski [Ian McShane], who is an aging Russian acrobat who is trying to train mice as circus performers. These characters give the film world a little extra bite and reality.

Then there’s the cat [Keith David], who is the same in both worlds but can talk in the Other World. Gaiman does a smart-ass cat to perfection and Selick captures him just as well in the film [and doesn’t a good fantasy require a smart-ass cat?].

After taking in the boring for 113 minutes/exciting for 5 minutes so-called thriller, The International, it’s my firm recommendation that Coraline is the best film available for the smart movie buff this weekend, acing out the engaging Confessions of a Shopaholic by a nose.

Final Grade: A

INTERVIEW: Queen Latifah and “The Secret Life of Bees”

In the movie “The Secret Life of Bees” (opening today), Queen Latifah plays the role of August Boatwright, who along with her two sisters May (Sophie Okonedo) and June (Alicia Keys), own and operate a successful bee farm in South Carolina during the tumultuous Civil Rights era. The three women befriend a fourteen year old Lily Owens (Dakota Fanning) and her caretaker Rosaleen (Jennifer Hudson) on their journey to discovering the truth about Lily’s mother. Lily and Rosaleen quickly become part of the Boatwright sister’s family where they are embraced with love and a sense of belonging, something they both have been searching for.

I sat down with the Queen to discuss her role as matriarch and big sister to this incredibly impressive group of women both on the set of “The Secret Life of Bees” and off. We also talked about being confident in knowing who you are and how being comfortable with yourself in life can bring great happiness.

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