Cary Joji Fukunaga is an American film director, writer, and cinematographer.

In April 2015, reported that Fukunaga was pairing again with Anonymous Content Productions to direct the TV series The Alienist, based on the best selling novel of the same name by author Caleb Carr. [1] The series is to be aired on TNT. [2] In September 2016, Jakob Verbruggen replaced Fukunaga as director due to scheduling conflicts, although he will retain "created by" credit and will remain an executive producer. [3]


He is known for writing and directing the 2009 film Sin Nombre, the 2011 film Jane Eyre and for directing and executive producing the first season of the HBO series True Detective, for which he won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series. He received acclaim for the 2015 war drama Beasts of No Nation, in which he was writer, director, producer, and cinematographer. [4]

The Alienist Edit


Executive Producer


  1. — Cary Fukunaga Behind Event TV Series ‘The Alienist’ Reteaming With Anonymous Content & Paramount
  2. ‘The Alienist’ Lands Big Bucks Series Order From TNT
  3. The Alienist: Jakob Verbruggen Replaces Cary Fukunaga as Director of TNT Series
  4. Cary Fukunaga on