TNT is getting a follow-up to The Alienist, ordering the limited series The Angel of Darkness and reuniting cast Daniel Bruhl, Luke Evans and Dakota Fanning.
Still dubbed a “limited series,” the new story follows more source material from author Caleb Carr and will likely arrive some time in 2019. The title switch may help assuage anyone crying foul over the project’s recent Emmy nomination for outstanding limited series — a category that now goes out of its way to rule out any projects with multiseason storylines and characters.
“We could not be prouder of The Alienist’s outstanding, awardworthy performance and all of the work the incredible actors and crew put in to bring that story and time period to life,” Sarah Aubrey, TNT executive vp original programming, said Thursday in a statement. “Our audience fell in love with these multidimensional, timeless characters and the journey of their struggles living in complicated times. With this new story in TNT’s Suspense Collection, we will further immerse viewers into their world as they are confronted with a new enemy.”
The Alienist still ranks as the No. 1 new cable series among adults 18-49, though the audience crown is now on the head of Paramount Network’s Yellowstone.
A period drama, The Alienist is a murder mystery set in New York during the Gilded Age. The Angel of Darkness takes place a year later and, at least in the 1997 book, involves the disappearance of a Spanish diplomat’s daughter.
The Angel of Darkness is a co-production of Paramount and Turner’s Studio T with Eric Roth, Anonymous Content’s Steve Golin, and Rosalie Swedlin and Cary Joji Fukunaga serving as executive producers.