On set with The Alienist: Take a trip behind the scenes of the lush new period drama

Snow is falling softly on New York’s Williamsburg Bridge, wafting to the ground in a swirl of winter white. Inconveniently, it’s also starting to drizzle, because this is actually Budapest in April, and the paper-chemical compound the “flakes” are made of really isn’t designed to get wet. That means a pivotal scene in TNT’s lushly ambitious new period drama The Alienist will probably have to take a literal rain check. But the far-flung location and swank production values are also a sign of how committed the basic-cable network is to making its mark in the prestige-programming arena: Almost no expense has been spared to bring Caleb Carr’s best-selling 1994 novel — set in turn-of-the-20th-century New York and centered on a series of gruesome child murders — to the screen.

Which screen is one of the reasons it’s taken more than two decades to get here; for years after producer Scott Rudin

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