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Thursday 14 June 2018



TRIVIA: Based on the novel "The Alienist" by Caleb Carr.

An alienist is a term for a psychiatrist who assesses the competence of a defendant in a law court.

The show takes place in 1896 New York City.

The full name of Luke Evans' character is John Schuyler Moore. Schuyler is an old New York Dutch family whose roots can be traced back to well before the founding of the nation and has close ties to the Roosevelt clan. A well-known descendant was Elizabeth Schuyler, wife of Alexander Hamilton.

Blackwell's Island was later named Welfare Island, and subsequently renamed Roosevelt Island. Due to the number of hospitals and asylums, the area was designated as a Hospital Park. By the mid-twentieth century, it became a mixed-use zone, through the introduction of residential developments, and by the twentieth-first century, a satellite campus of Cornell University and Franklin Roosevelt's Four Freedom Park was established at the Southern end of the Island.

The main titles for the series where created by the design studio "Elastic". The same studio responsible for the intro of True detective and Game of Thrones.

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