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 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.
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.
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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Daniel Brühl will play forensic psychologist Dr. Laszlo Kreizler, while Luke Evans will play reporter John Moore in TNT’s adaptation of the Caleb Carr bestseller The Alienist. In the novel, both called upon to investigate a series of brutal murders in New York during the Gilded Age.
Production of The Alienist will begin in early 2017 in budapest – with the series slated to premiere late in the year. Details follow the jump.
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