Steve Carell has bagged himself a role in the upcoming limited series ‘The Patient’ at FX.
Carell will play the Psychotherapist Alexander Strauss in the 10 episode series in which he finds himself held prisoner by a serial killer with an unusual request: curb his homicidal urges. But unwinding the mind of this man while also dealing with the waves of his own repressed troubles creates a journey perhaps as treacherous as his captivity.
Joel Fields and Joe Weisberg will write and executive produce the series, with Carell executive producing in addition to starring. Caroline Moore and Victor Hsu will also executive produce. The show is produced by FX Productions.
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FX Entertainment president, Eric Schrier stated “We are excited that Joe and Joel are back with their next series for FX after the great experience of working with them on six amazing seasons of ‘The Americans,’ Their creative instincts and mastery of plot and character are on display again with ‘The Patient,’ which will showcase Steve Carell’s remarkable talents as an actor, producer and creative collaborator.”
Carell can currently be seen in season 2 of the Apple TV series ‘The Morning Show’, his other TV roles include Netflix series ‘Space Force’ and the US version of ‘The Office’.