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The Alienist Season 3 Release Date – All You Need to Know

In this article, we will talk about an American drama series, The Alienist, and its Season 3 release details. The series is an American period drama TV series that premiered on TNT Network in January 2018. 

The TV series has been adapted from the 1994 novel of the same name and was written by Caleb Carr and has been produced by Hossein Amini, E. Max Fyre, Steve Golin, Rosalie Swedlin, Chris Symes, Jakob Verbruggen, Cary Joji Fukunaga, and Eric Roth under the production companies Paramount Television, Studio T, Anonymous Content, Vanessa Productions Ltd., and Stuma Productions.

The Alienist TV series first premiered on 22nd January 2018 on the TNT network and went on till 26th March 2018. The channel gave a green signal for another season, and the second season featured on the same channel from 19th July 2020. 

The TV series, along with its two seasons are also available on Netflix. The second season had dropped just two months back, but fans are already going crazy about the title and are pleading before the production on social media for the third season. 

But there has been no official announcement regarding the third season of the show.

The Alienist Season 3 Release Date, Plot, and Cast

The Alienist Season 3 to release soon
The Alienist Season 3 (via Netflix)

Season 2 of the TV series streamed on the cable channel from 19th July 2020 to 9th August 2020. The spick and span display of the historical period drama along with the revival of the popular and powerful figureheads of the past who were mainly responsible for turning world history in another direction and an intense style of acting and storytelling that delivers a mesmerizing character depth is what got the fans drooling all over the show and left the viewers wanting for more.

However, there has been no word surrounding the third season for the show. The show is based on the novel of the same name and was able to manufacture two subsequent seasons because there were two volumes of the novel which were already present to deliver the plot. 

Now that the show has over the two seasons, the story from the novel is over, which means that a brand new storyline needs to be present for Season 3 to come up before us. 

Show-writer Stuart Carolan has said:

We need to wait for Caleb Carr to write a third book. My understanding is that he is writing the third book, so you have to wait and see

Leading cast member Luke Evans, in an interview with Collider, has spoken about the characters that.

all have the potential to carry a storyline again, further and further – some other story, some other plot, some other twist, some other murder, some other sinister subject matter

Well, there you have it, your dose of optimism as to whether the show coming up for another season or not. The novel volume for the third season is being worked on, but there’s plenty of content still left to deliver. So, even though the series’ return date is unknown, keep your fingers crossed and do not lose hope.

The series starts with its very first season, where the background setting is as old as the period of 1896. New York City is gripped with fear due to the occurrence of a chain of male prostitute murders. 

A team for an investigation into the matter is set up comprising the then newly appointed police commissioner Teddy Roosevelt, Dr. Laszlo Kreizler – a criminal psychologist, and John Moore – a newspaper illustrator. The team also precludes Roosevelt’s secretary Sara Howard and twin brothers Marcus and Lucius Issacson, both of whom are detective sergeants at the NYPD.

The Alienist – Season 1 highlights the corruption in the human-made system of law and order where higher officials at the NYPD do not support the investigation of the case as it will spill the truths of the rich and the high society people. 

The police authorities are more concerned with protecting these upper-class beings’ reputation than finding out the real murderer/murderers behind these serial killings. The season mainly focuses on the team moving forward with their investigation despite receiving resistance from their respective departments.

The Alienist Season 2 Still (via Netflix)
The Alienist Season 2 Still (via Netflix)

Season 2 projects that the team members have developed tight bondage with one another, especially the group comprising Sara, Kreizler, and Moore. They are fed up with the obstructions they are receiving for moving forward with their cases. Hence, Sara quits her job and opens up her very own private detective agency with her team members.

The team lands a case of finding the Spanish consul’s kidnapped infant daughter. Digging into the case puts them into the path of another killer, all in a while, highlighting institutional corruption, income inequality, saleable media, and the pivotal role of women in society since 1890.

If we get a confirmed date for The Alienist Season 3, it’s obvious that the main cast would be coming back to continue the storyline.

The main cast comprises Daniel Bruhl as Laszlo Kreizler, Luke Evans as John Schuyler Moore, Brian Geraghty as Theodore Roosevelt, Robert Ray Wisdom as Cyrus Montrose, Douglas Smith as Marcus Issacson, Matthew Shear as Lucius Issacson, Q’orianka Kilcher as Mary Palmer, Dominic Herman-Day as Stevie Taggert, Dakota Fanning as Sara Howard, Rosy McEwen as Libby Hatch, and Melanie Field as Bitsy Sussman.

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