The Alienist Season 2 Release Date, Plot, Trailer, and Spoilers

The Alienist season 2
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The Alienist, originally written by Caleb Carr, is now premiering on TNT Network since 2018. The series also earned Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Special Visual Effects in a Supporting Role as well as Best Television Movie or Limited Series Guild Award in 2018. After climaxing the Alienist season 1 on TNT in March 2018, it has been a long time since the viewers have heard anything about the Alienist season 2. Is it coming soon? Well! You will find out in this reading.

The Alienist season 1 now available to watch on NETFLIX
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To begin with, the Alienist is a period drama that takes its audience to 1896 when suddenly a killer goes on the killing spree targeting teenage male prostitutes in New York City. The series put the spotlight on Dr. Laszlo Kreizler, who is known as the Alienist. Dr. Laszlo holds a keen understanding of children who go through mental illness in childhood. And further, it transforms into a hardcore psychological condition. Dr receives a request from Theodore Roosevelt to consult him about the present killing spree in the city. 

After the release of 10 great episodes in 2018, The Alienist season 2 is on the line to release this year. But, when and where? Let’s find out:

What is the Alienist season 2 release date?

According to the recent updates, the show’s TNT network and creators had scheduled the show for its release on July 19, 2020. But now, The Alienist season 2, Episode 1, will air on TNT Network on July 26, 2020, for some reason. 

Furthermore, the second episode will come out on August 2, 2020. Moreover, every Sunday, a new episode of the Alienist season 2 will air on TV at 9:00 pm. For the most part, this second season of the Alienist is named “Angel of Darkness.” Without a doubt, a brand-new twist will be introduced into the story.  

Now that soon The Alienist season 2 is coming, let’s view its official trailer. Is it out?


For the first-time viewers of the show, here’s a glimpse of the Alienist season 1 official trailer:

Who are all in the cast of The Alienist?

  • Daniel Brühl is appearing as Dr. Laszlo Kreizler, who is a psychiatrist also called the alienist. 
  • Luke Evans is appearing as John Schuyler Moore, cartoonist at New York Times and former college mate of Dr. and Theodore
  • Brian Geraghty is appearing as Theodore Roosevelt, (originally, the 26th President of the United States); the new NYPD’s commissioner, and Dr. Bruhl’s college mate. 
  • Robert Ray Wisdom is appearing as Cyrus Montrose
  • Douglas Smith is appearing as Marcus Isaacson
  • Matthew Shear is appearing as Lucius Isaacson
  • Q’orianka Kilcher is appearing as Mary Palmer, a household worker at Dr. Laszlo Kreizler.
  • Matt Lintz is appearing as Stevie Taggert, ward boy at NYPD, yet, extremely interested in investigations. 
  • Dakota Fanning is appearing as Sara Howard, Roosevelt’s secretary and first-ever woman employed at NYPD. 

What is “The Alienist” plot summary?

“The Alienist” focuses on an investigation set up in 1896’s New York City when prostitution was at its peak. Then, a killing spree of teenage boy prostitutes went on. The case lands on Theodore Roosevelt, the newly appointed NYPD’s commissioner along with Sarah, the first-ever woman employed at the police department of New York.

the alienist team Sarah scenes
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Theodore Roosevelt invites Dr. Laszlo Kreizler to consult with who he also studied at Harvard University. Soon, it becomes clear to the New York Police Department, that the city is at its extreme division based on income, wealthiness, and poverty. 

What happens in the last episode of the Alienist season 1?

In the last episode, “castle in the sky,” Dr. Laszlo Kreizler once again recognizes his past, and this time he confronts it. Moore finally tells Sarah the truth. But now, the time is running out and thus, Cooner is ready to take the matters into his own hands rather than focusing on his team’s efforts.

the alienist season 2 coming in July episode 1 of the Alienist murder scene
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What will happen in the Alienist season 2?

In the second season of the Alienist, we are yet to see whether or not Cooner will overcome his objective. What is Sarah going to do, now that she knows the truth? And, at last, will Dr. Has Laszlo Kreizler found something good and useful out of his flashback memories?


In conclusion, the Alienist season 2 will bring out the best of Dr. Laszlo Kreizler and Cooner. Stay tuned to see where Sarah stands after Moore’s confession. To watch the Alienist all episodes, stream now on Netflix. 


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