The Boy on the Bridge[2] is the first episode of ‘The Alienist.’ It premiered on Monday, January 22, 2018, at 9 p.m. ET/PT across TNT platforms.


New York City. 1896. The heart of America’s Gilded Age. When a young boy prostitute is found butchered on the unfinished Williamsburg Bridge, an alienist named Laszlo Kreizler (Daniel Brühl), a newspaper illustrator by the name of John Moore, (Luke Evans), a secretary, Sara Howard (Dakota Fanning) and a police commissioner named Theodore Roosevelt (Brian Geraghty) begin an investigation outside the law to find the serial killer. [2]

Cast Edit

Starring Edit

Guest StarringEdit


  • Clare Calbraith as Mrs. Zweig
  • Oliver Cater as Rosie
  • John Connors as Roundsman Gillory
  • Mariateresa Creasey as Mrs. Mills / Ezra's Mother
  • Jaqueline Deffrerary as Tessie
  • Isabelle De Hertogh as Two-Ton Annie
  • Andy Garthergood as Mr. Mills / Ezra's Father
  • Michael Jibson as Dr. Fuller
  • Lewin Lloyd as Beansie
  • Jamie Kaye as Sally
  • Roland Miskey as Ezra Mills
  • Jed O'Hagan as Razor Riley
  • Tate Pitchie-Cooper as Fatima


Memorable QuotesEdit

Dr. Kreizler: "As an alienist, I treat mental and emotional disorders in my patients, and I try to alleviate their condition. I do not presume to cure them."
John Moore: "My God, Laszlo, sometimes you can be as subtle as a blowtorch."
Sara Howard: "You will please accord me the respect that my position demands."
John Moore: "I'm afraid once seen, those images will remain forever in my head."
Dr. Kreizler: "I'm certain cold-blooded killers walk among us."
Dr. Kreizler: "I must follow this wherever it goes. Even if it leads me to the darkest pit of Hell."


Photo by Kata Vermes and Jesse Giddings. [Courtesy of TNT Pressroom]

Photo by Kata Vermes and Jesse Giddings. [Courtesy of TNT Pressroom]



  • The episode covers the first seven chapters of Part One of Caleb Carr's novel, with some changes.


  1. ‘The Alienist’ Crime Report
  2. 2.0 2.1 ‘The Alienist’ Episode Synopses on Turner Pressroom