The Alienist

Paramount Television’s period thriller series The Alienist has been licensed to Studiocanal in France, with a premiere on Canal Plus’ crime channel Polar+ set for April.

The series, handled internationally by Paramount Worldwide Television Licensing & Distribution, launched in the US last month on Turner Broadcasting System cable channel TNT, averaging 3.1m ‘live-plus-three’ viewers and a total of 13.1m telecast viewers.

A co-production of Paramount Television and Turner’s Studio T, The Alienist is based on the novel by Caleb Carr and set in Gilded Age New York, where an obsessive mental pathologist holds the key to capturing a ritualistic killer. Daniel Brühl, Luke Evans and Dakota Fanning star.

The series was shot in Budapest, with Jakob Verbruggen directing and serving as executive producer along with Eric Roth, Hossein Amini, E Max Frye, Anonymous Content’s Steve Golin and Rosalie Swedlin, Chris Symes and Cary Fukunaga.

The Alienist is part of a slate of drama series from the relaunched Paramount Television. The company’s other projects include Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why, the USA Network’s Shooter, and upcoming series Jack Ryan, for Amazon, and Maniac, for Netflix.