DISNEY+ Releases Trailer For STEVE CARELL-Led Thriller Series THE PATIENT
Steve Carell plays a therapist held prisoner by his patient.
Disney+ has released the FX trailer The patientthe gripping new drama starring Steve Carell and Domhnall Gleeson.
The new series will premiere exclusively on Disney+ under the Star banner on August 30.
The patient is a psychological thriller from the mind of Joel Champs and Joe Weisberg (Americans) about a therapist, Alan Strauss (Carell), who is held prisoner by a patient, Sam Fortner (Gleeson), who turns out to be a serial killer. Sam has an unusual therapeutic request for Alan: to curb his murderous urges.
To survive, Alan must calm Sam’s deranged mind and stop him from killing again…but Sam refuses to talk about critical topics, like his mother Candace (Linda Emond).
Alone in captivity, Alan delves into his own past through the memories of his former therapist, Charlie (David Alan Grier), and grappling with waves of his own repressed issues – the recent death of his wife, Beth (Laura Niemi), and the painful estrangement of his religious son, Ezra (Andre Leeds).
During his imprisonment, Alan discovers not only how deep Sam’s compulsion runs, but also all the work he must do to mend the rift in his own family. With time running out, Alan desperately fights to stop Sam before he becomes an accomplice to Sam’s murders, or worse, becomes a target himself.
Fields and Weisberg are co-creators, executive producers and writers for The patientand Carell will serve as executive producer with Caroline Moore, Victor Hsu and Chris Long. The ten-episode limited series is produced by FX Productions.