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Budapest Pretends To Be Late 19th-Century New York In Upcoming TV Show “The Alienist”

By Tamás Székely // 2017.03.01.

The Alienist is an upcoming American drama television series based on the novel of same name by Caleb Carr. The story is about a crime reporter, John Moore, who meets with a psychologist, Dr. László Kreizler, to investigate a serial killer in New York in 1890s.


photo: Zoltán Adrián – (Click on the picture to see more images about the construction!)

Since the American metropolis changed a lot more than Budapest over the course of the last 125 years, it is easier to reconstruct the late 19th-century buildings, environment and atmosphere of New York in Hungary. The monumental settting is already under construction in Rákospalota in the 15th district of the capital, Hungarian news portal reported.

The shooting is to be start soon with Luke Evans, who casts as John Moore and with Daniel Brühl, who casts as Dr. László Kreizler. According to Variety, the TV show costs $5 million per episode and it will be released by the end of the year.

via; cover photo: German actor Daniel Brühl taken by David M. Benett/WireImage