The Alienist – gory, intense, bloody sad-at-times series – is copping a sequel after an extremely successful first season.

Based on the New York Times bestselling novel of the same name by Caleb Carr, The Alienist tells the story of the brilliant, eccentric, and really complicated Lazlo Kreizler (Daniel Brühl) an alienist (criminal psychologist) in 1896 New York. When a string of gruesome and ritualistic murders begin to surface across the city, the recently appointed police commissioner Theodore Roosevelt asks for the help of Dr Kreizler to solve the murders. The alienist is joined by New York Times illustrator (Luke Evans), and Rooselvet’s secretary Sara Howard (Dakota Fanning).

Per Variety, the show’s network TNT has ordered the sequel based on the novel’s actual sequel The Angel of Darkness which will bring back the big three. So, this sounds a lot like a season two but it’s not being called a season two. I’m not too sure why, but as long as we’re getting more ~ alienist ~ I’m happy.

Just make sure to look out for The Angel of Darkness instead of The Alienist season two.

If you want to suss the sequel’s plot, click HERE.

Fun fact: Cary Joji Fukunaga directed and served as executive producer on The Alienist – the man who directed the elite first season of True Detective. 

Fukunaga will return as executive producer for this second instalment.

Brühl, who also starred in Inglorious Basterds and Captain America: Civil War, posted a cute fam photo to his Instagram earlier today to confirm the news:

“We’ll be back guys and we’ll go deep into the [heart] of Darkness,” – guys, season one was already dark as hell.

The Alienist is available for your binging pleasure on Netflix, now.

Speaking of a bloody quality mystery, Ped.TV’s All Aussie Mystery Hour podcast takes on Australia’s most puzzling and thrilling mysteries.

You can check it out on iTunes now or tuck into it, below:

Happy Friday!

Image: The Alienist