Is Martha Napp a real person? The tragic true story explained #TheAlienist

THE ALIENIST season 2 recently arrived on UK and many fans have started making their way through the new episodes. But one question viewers have about the new series concerns Martha Napp and whether she was real.

PUBLISHED: 17:13, Sat, Oct 24, 2020 | UPDATED: 17:18, Sat, Oct 24, 2020

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UK has finally dropped season two of The Alienist and the macabre Victorian crime drama comes just in time for Halloween. The series picks up with crime-fight trio Dr Laszlo Kreizler (played by Daniel Brühl), John Schuyler Moore (Luke Evans) and Sara Howard (Dakota Fanning) taking on a gruesome new case. Season two opens with its signature horror style as babies are being kidnapped around New York during the city’s so-called Gilded Age.

Is Martha Napp a real person?

WARNING: This article contains spoilers from The Alienist season 2

The season two opener follows the tragic tale of young mother Martha Napp (Hebe Beardstall), who was a patient of Dr Markoe (Michael McElhatton) at the Lying-In Hospital.

The facility cared for unwed mothers and Napp was one of them but sadly after a painful and traumatic labour, her infant seemed to vanish.

Napp was left frantic by the child’s disappearance but soon the finger was pointed at her by the authorities.

She was arrested by the police and incarcerated in Sing Sing Correctional Facility.

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Although Dr Kreizler and his associates tried to intervene, they were unsuccessful and Napp was executed.

Dr Kreizler promised to find Napp’s daughter as he comforted her while she was on death row.

In The Alienist, she was the first woman to be executed by electric chair and some viewers are wondering how historically accurate this is.

The Alienist is based on a series of books by author Caleb Carr, who combines fact and fiction in his storytelling.

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