TNT has released the first trailer for its period potboiler The Alienist.

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"The Alienist is an upcoming American drama television series based on the novel of same name by Caleb Carr," said a synopsis that accompanied Wednesday's 2 1/2-minute clip. "The psychological thriller drama is set in 1896, when a series of gruesome murders of boy prostitutes has gripped the city. Newly appointed top cop Teddy Roosevelt calls upon Dr. Laszlo Kreizler, a criminal psychologist -- a.k.a. alienist -- and newspaper illustrator John Moore to conduct the investigation in secret. Joining them in the probe is Sara Howard, a headstrong secretary at police headquarters."

The series starsDaniel Bruhl, Sean Astin, Luke Evans and Dakota Fanning. Director Jakob Verbruggen is currently filming it in Budapest.