The Alienist is a psychological thriller set in 1896 about the hunt for a serial killer responsible for the gruesome murders of boy prostitutes that have gripped New York City. Based on the novel by Caleb Carr.
Season 01, Episode 01 – “The Boy on the Bridge”
The series premiere. A young boy prostitute is found butchered on an unfinished bridge, spurring an alienist, newspaper illustrator, secretary and police commissioner to begin an investigation outside the law to find the serial killer.