A bump in the road for TNT’s The Alienist as the reaper looks for an early cancellation. While it’s not yet fatal, the series has undergone an expensive casting change, Deadline reports:
Brian Geraghty (The Hurt Locker, Flight) has been tapped to co-star as Teddy Roosevelt, replacing Sean Astin, who was originally cast in the role. “Unfortunately because of scheduling difficulties, Sean Astin will no longer play the role,” TNT said in a statement.
Astin had been filming The Alienist in Budapest while also shooting the second season of Netflix’s Stranger Things in Atlanta, and I hear the back-and-forth proved extremely difficult to navigate.
Is this already the beginning of the end for The Alienist, or will the series go from strength-to-strength and survive for Season 2? Stay tuned…