Samantha Highfill
January 18, 2018 at 11:53 AM EST

TNT’s upcoming series The Alienist is all about what you have to do to catch a serial killer.

Starring Daniel Brühl, Luke Evans, and Dakota Fanning, The Alienist is a psychological thriller set in 1896 as it tells the story of the hunt for a serial killer responsible for murdering boy prostitutes in New York City. The story begins when police commissioner Teddy Roosevelt calls in Dr. Laszlo Kreizler (Brühl), a criminal psychologist, and newspaper illustrator John Moore (Evans) to conduct a secret investigation into the murders. Sara Howard (Fanning), a secretary at police headquarters, then forces her way into the investigation as well. The 10-episode limited series is based on the novel of the same name by Caleb Carr.

EW has an exclusive clip from the series, which shows exactly what kind of murderer they’re dealing with. Watch it above.

The Alienist premieres Monday, Jan. 22 on TNT.


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