Explore 1897 New York

Go inside the world of The Alienist: Angel of Darkness. Explore New York City then and now and go behind the scenes to see how the cast and crew brought 1890s New York City to life.

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Inspired by Sarah Howard

They say smell is the strongest link to memory. Learn how the perfumers at D.S. & DURGA use different scents to transport you to 1890s New York City with limited-time perfume First Light Five Boroughs, inspired by The Alienist: Angel of Darkness. Purchase it here.


Having opened her private detective agency, Sara (Dakota Fanning) reunites with Dr. Kreizler (Daniel Brühl), the formidable alienist, and John Moore (Luke Evans), now a New York Times reporter, to find the Spanish Consular's kidnapped infant daughter. Their investigation leads them down a sinister path of murder and deceit, heading towards a dangerous and elusive killer. The series shines a light on the provocative issues of the era – the corruption of institutions, income inequality, yellow press sensationalism, and the role of women in society.