The Alienist Season 3: Expected Release Date Status, Cast Change, Plot Theories and More


After all, with a trio of well-written heroes and a seemingly never-ending list of gruesome cases to investigate, it appeared as though TNT’s The Alienist would have the potential to last for several seasons. The series followed psychiatrist Laszlo Kreizler (Daniel Brühl) as he works with illustrator John Moore (Luke Evans) and Dakota Fanning’s ambitious NYPD secretary, Sara Howard, to solve horrific murders.

The gritty thriller was a hit with the audience, and many critics praised the universal themes that were woven into the compelling mysteries. It even received a second wave of attention after being made available on Netflix in other countries. The ending of The Alienist: Angel of Darkness, on the other hand, caught many people off guard.

The season 2 finale saw the indomitable team part ways after solving the mystery surrounding the disappearance of the Spanish Consular’s baby. Due to Kreizler’s departure for Vienna with Karen Stratton, Sara’s establishment of her own detective agency, and John’s impending pregnancy with his fiancée Violet, it would almost certainly take a particularly horrific case to bring them all back together in a future season.

The Alienist Season 3 Release Date

Since the conclusion of The Alienist: Angel of Darkness’ eight-episode run on TNT, which will conclude with a dramatic finale on August 9, 2020, it has been a long time coming. Unfortunately, there hasn’t been any word on whether or not The Alienist season 3 has been given the green light by the network, or if it has been canceled. The majority of the time, when a series becomes popular enough to warrant a second season, networks are eager to keep the momentum going.

The Alienist Season 3 Release Date
The Alienist Season 3 Release Date

Due to the fact that the film and television industries have had a particularly difficult year, it’s possible that TNT will hold off on announcing The Alienist season 3 until things have returned to normal. Take heart from the fact that it hasn’t been canceled, despite the fact that it hasn’t been approved for a go-ahead yet. However, even if The Alienist season 3 begins production in the near future, the show would still aim for a release date in 2022 as its target.

The Alienist Season 3 Cast

Depending on the direction The Alienist season 3 takes, it’s likely that the network will want to continue following the characters that have become popular over the course of the first two seasons. As previously reported by Collider, the actors themselves are clearly interested in reprising their roles, with Luke Evans telling the publication that he enjoys playing John Moore.

“Everyone of them has the potential to carry a storyline back and forth for an indefinite period of time — some other story, some other plot, some other twist, some other murder, some other sinister subject matter — again and again, and again. I have a lot of fun with the character of John. Yes, it would be fantastic if that were to happen.”

If Luke Evans agrees to return for season 3, it’s likely that Daniel Brühl and Dakota Fanning will as well, given their excellent on-screen chemistry. Even if TNT decides to wait a little longer before returning to The Alienist, perhaps bringing in another well-known actor to compete against the trio as a killer or a villain would help to draw more attention to the series.

The Alienist Season 3 Plot

If TNT decides to renew The Alienist for a third season, it’s possible that the show’s writers will branch out into new territory rather than following the plot of the next Caleb Carr novel, as has been suggested. Doctor Trajan Jones is the protagonist of the third novel in the Kreizler series, Surrender, New York, which is set in the present day rather than the nineteenth century and follows him as he introduces his controversial methods to a small town in New York state. Jones’ only real connection to the characters from the first two books is that he happens to be an expert on Kreizler’s life and work, which makes him a natural fit for the role.

However, as reported by Variety back in 2017, Surrender, New York has already been commissioned for a television series by Fox. It’s possible that the rights to the project have changed hands in the time since it was first conceived, but this appears to be a remote possibility at the moment. If TNT decides to adapt Surrender, New York into season 3 of The Alienist, it could easily use flashbacks to the original cast to help tell the modern story of the series.

If this is not the case, the writers will have to come up with a completely new concept for the series or they will have to focus on other members of the supporting cast instead. What is our option? Please give Bitsy the spotlight as she takes over as the new owner of Sara Howard’s private detective agency. Unfortunately, only time will tell whether or not TNT will be interested in seeing more of The Alienist.

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The Alienist Season 3 Trailer

As of this writing, there has been no release of the Season 3 trailer for The Alienist. It is possible that the third season of the television series The Alienist will be released in the near future, following the announcement of the season. Meanwhile, while you wait for the season 3 trailer to arrive, you can enjoy the season 2 trailer in the meantime.


Maria Gasper is a 'The Current' intern. She is a Journalism student at DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois. In June of last year, she was a reporting intern at Financial Planning magazine. She enjoys eating pasta, reading books by her favourite journalists, and playing with her three dogs when she is not writing finance articles. Words from Maria: “Money is a terrible master but an excellent servant.”