The Alienist: Angel of Darkness

The Alienist Season 2 sees Dr Laszlo Kreizler on the trail of an elusive killer

Project Category



Paramount Television



Outpost VFX Producer

Tom Barber

Outpost VFX Supervisor

James Rustad

Outpost VFX Crew

Adele Olsauskaite, Alessandro Maschietto, Alexis Menard, Amaury Marque, Amy Reid, Arthur Lobo, Becca Scott, Bjoern Gottwald, Brittany Thogersen, Carlota Gutiérrez Pou, Cedric Quach, Diamond Wheeler, Eiki Iwamura, Elena Estevez Santos, Eli B. Michaud, Emeline Doumange, Emilio Hernandez, Garmy Kane, Ghislain Ouellette, Gianpaolo Marcogliese, Giorgio Pitino, Himanshu Khatri, Hugo Melo, Ilse Martinez, James Rustad, Johan Gay, Josh Sykes, Joshua Guitar, Julie Marouzé, Julien Record, Kaan Kucuk, Madison Tavernier, Mauricio Salas Dorado, Melissa Le-Febvre, Miguel Basulto, Molly Pinkerton-Jarvis, Nancy Gonzalez, Nathan Singh, Niamh Scott, Olivier Lavenant, Paulo Mateus, Reno Cicero, Samuel David, Sarah Iduwe, Shaunik Kalia, Sonny Menga, Stephanie Ross, Steve Molloy, Steven Boden, Thomas Lhomme-Sorel, Tom Barber, Tom Rowell, Valeria Vega, Victor Bok

Project Overview

We recently had the pleasure of working with Paramount Television on the TNT limited series, The Alienist: Angel of Darkness.

The sequel to The Alienist, based on Caleb Carr's best-selling series of novels, follows Dr Laszlo Kreizler (Daniel Brühl), Sara Howard (Dakota Fanning) and John Moore (Luke Evans) as they navigate the dark – and often murderous – underworld of New York City at the turn of the 20th Century.

Managed internally by VFX Supervisor James Rustad and VFX Producer Tom Barber, the team at Outpost VFX Montreal delivered close to 150 visual effects shots spanning all eight episodes of the series. Our work on The Alienist: Angel of Darkness covered the whole gamut of VFX, including 3D environments, set extension, DMP, window comp and crowd replication.

A particular highlight included a sweeping extension of Central Park featuring 3D buildings and CG trees and foliage.

Additionally, in testament to the problem solving power of invisible VFX, we were tasked with replacing Dakota Fanning's dress and hat with CG versions due to a slight continuity error.

The Alienist: Angel of Darkness launched on TNT in July 2020.