The fascinating early days of psychology and criminal profiling are brought to life in The Alienist, a brilliantly dark crime thriller.

The 10-part series, set in late 19th-century New York City, centres on Laszlo Kreizler (Daniel Brühl), a pioneering psychologist, known as an alienist, who becomes intrigued by the motivations of a twisted serial killer mutilating and murdering young male prostitutes.

As Laszlo investigates, he draws on the help of his friend, newspaper illustrator John Moore (Luke Evans), and spirited Sara Howard (Dakota Fanning), a secretary who works in the city’s police department.

But as the trio delve further into the Big Apple’s sinister underbelly, can they catch the killer?