The Alienist: Angel of Darkness: Trailer, plot, premiere date and more

The Alienist: Angel of Darkness will air on TNT this July, watch the new trailer.

The Alienist returns for its second season, officially titled The Alienist: Angel of Darkness, this summer on TNT. The show, which was nominated for six Primetime Emmy Awards, including for Best Limited Series, is based on Caleb Carr’s novel of the same name.

The main cast from season one, including Dakota Fanning, Daniel Brühl, and Luke Evans, are all set to reprise their roles.

When does The Alienist: Angel of Darkness premiere?

It’ll be a few months before the premiere, but officially The Alienist: Angel of Darkness will debut one week after Snowpiercer‘s finale, on July 26 at 9 p.m. ET/PT, per the official press release from WarnerMedia.

What is The Alienist: Angel of Darkness about?

While The Alienist followed Dr. Laszlo Kreizler (Brühl) and his pursuit of a ritualistic killer, Season 2 will focus more on Sara Howard (Fanning), his former secretary.

In The Alienist: Angel of Darkness, Sara has opened her own private detective agency and has taken the lead on a new case.

She will reunite with Kreizler and newspaper-illustrator-turned-reporter John Moore (Evans) to hunt down a kidnapped infant taken from the Spanish Consular. Again, the trio will cross paths with a deadly and intelligent killer.

The series shines a light on “provocative issues of the era,” including gender roles, misleading press, income inequality, corruption, and more.

Matthew Shear, Robert Ray Wisdom, Ted Levine, and Douglas Smith will all return in the new season, too. Newcomers include Melanie Field and Rosy McEwen.

As Collider points out, even if you haven’t seen the series before, the new trailer might just entice you to give it a chance. Season one is currently available through the TNT app and Hoopla.

Watch the official trailer for the new season for yourself below:

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The Alienist: Angel of Darkness premieres July 26 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on TNT. Season one is available on the TNT app and through Hoopla.