Season two of The Alienist, titled The Angel of Darkness, once again reunites Laszlo Kreizler, Sara Howard and John Moore, who are on a mission to find the kidnapped baby daughter of the Spanish Ambassador-General.
But it’s not the first time a baby has gone missing in New York, and what they unearth along the way is truly horrifying.
Season three hasn’t been given the thumbs up just yet, but if more episodes are greenlit, what can we expect?
Season two of The Alienist landed on TNT in the states back in July, before hitting Netflix in the UK on October 22.
Why the long wait? Licensing rights mean that the series must run its full course on its original broadcaster, with an additional wait tacked on, before it’s made available to those further afield.
Once we know the US release date for a prospective third series, we’ll have a better idea about when we can expect it in the UK.
You Know What has resulted in delays and cancellations galore, and while best case scenario is mid-to-late 2021, your guess really is as good as ours at the moment.
The central trio – Laszlo, Sara and John – are all alive and kicking at the end of season two, which means Daniel Brühl, Dakota Fanning and Luke Evans could all return in future episodes.
But while The Alienist and The Angel of Darkness are set in 1896 and 1897 respectively, the third book, Surrender, New York, takes place in 2016.
The protagonist is Dr Trajan Jones, a criminal psychologist and the world’s leading authority on Laszlo Kreizler.
Showrunner Stuart Carolan could choose to leave the current characters in the past, which would work given that they’ve gone their separate ways. Instead, we could see Jones and his partner in justice, trace-evidence expert Mike Li, take centre stage.
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