‘The Patient’, Hulu Thriller Starring Steve Carell, Releases Trailer – Deadline
A therapist, Alan Strauss, is held prisoner by a patient, Sam Fortner, who turns out to be a serial killer. Sam has an unusual therapeutic request for Alan: to curb his murderous urges.
This is the premise behind The patient, a 10-episode limited series debuting August 30 on Hulu. Its official trailer was released today.
Joel Fields and Joe Weisberg (Americans) are the team behind the series, serving as co-creators and EPs.
To survive, Alan (Steve Carell) must calm the deranged mind of Sam (played by Domhnall Gleeson) and stop him from killing again…but Sam refuses to talk about critical topics, like his mother, “Candace” (Linda Edmond). Alone in captivity, Alan delves into his own past through the memories of his former therapist, “Charlie” (David Alan Grier), and grapples with waves of his own repressed issues – the recent death of his wife, “Beth”. (Laura Niemi), and the painful estrangement of her religious son, “Ezra” (Andrew 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 writers on The patient, and Carell serves as an EP with Caroline Moore, Victor Hsu and Chris Long. The series is produced by FX Productions.