The Alienist: Angel of Darkness

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

Project Category

Episodic

Client

Paramount Television

Director

Various

Outpost VFX Producer

Tom Barber

Outpost VFX Supervisor

James Rustad

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 continuity error.

We can't wait to show you more of our work on The Alienist: Angel of Darkness and hope to release a full VFX breakdown very soon. In the meantime, enjoy the trailer above and catch The Alienist: Angel of Darkness on TNT.

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