Steve Carell plays a therapist who is held prisoner by his patient.
Disney+ has debuted the trailer for FX’s The Patient, the riveting new drama starring Steve Carell and Domhnall Gleeson.
The new series premieres exclusively on Disney+ under the Star banner on August 30.
The Patient is a psychological thriller from the minds of Joel Fields and Joe Weisberg (The Americans) about a therapist, Alan Strauss (Carell), who’s held prisoner by a patient, Sam Fortner (Gleeson), who reveals himself to be a serial killer. Sam has an unusual therapeutic demand for Alan: curb his homicidal urges.
In order to survive, Alan must unwind Sam’s disturbed mind and stop him from killing again… but Sam refuses to address critical topics, like his mother Candace (Linda Emond).
Alone in captivity, Alan excavates his own past through memories of his old therapist, Charlie (David Alan Grier), and grapples with waves of his own repressed troubles – the recent death of his wife, Beth (Laura Niemi), and the painful estrangement from his religious son, Ezra (Andrew Leeds).
Over the course of his imprisonment, Alan uncovers not only how deep Sam’s compulsion runs, but also how much work he has to do to repair the rift in his own family. With time running out, Alan fights desperately to stop Sam before Alan becomes complicit in Sam’s murders, or worse – becomes a target himself.
Fields and Weisberg are co-creators, executive producers, and writers for The Patient, and Carell will serve as an executive producer along with Caroline Moore, Victor Hsu and Chris Long. The ten-episode limited series is produced by FX Productions.