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TCA17: TNT Signs Dakota Fanning To Star In ‘The Alienist’

Pasadena -- TNT has tapped actress Dakota Fanning to star in its new drama series The Alienist, the network announced during its Television Critics Association press event Saturday.

Fanning (American Pastoral), plays a headstrong secretary at Police Headquarters in the series, which follows the investigation of several murders in 1896 New York City. Daniel Brühl (Rush, Inglorious Bastards, Captain America: Civil War), and Luke Evans (The Girl on The Train, The Hobbit trilogy) also stars in the series, which is set to premiere in late 2017.

The Alienist is a co-production of Paramount Television and Turner's Studio T, with Cary Fukunaga (True Detective), Eric Roth (Forrest Gump), Hossein Amini (Drive) Steve Golin and Rosalie Swedlin all serving as executive producers.