For Spanish born, German-raised actor Daniel Brühl, signing on to TNT's The Alienist, his first American TV series, was an easy decision once he'd convinced his German friends he wasn't doing an X-Files-type project. "No, you're not getting The X-Files here," laughed Brühl during an exclusive interview with MediaVillage. "I've had to get this right so many times, especially in Germany, where sometimes it's hard for people to understand the English language. They were very confused. It was like, ‘So you are doing an alien thing set in 1896, isn't that weird?’ I was forever explaining where the term alienist came from [it’s a word once used for a psychiatrist or psychologist], but I guess now that the show is coming out they will understand and won't be waiting for aliens to appear."