The Patient: UK release date, trailer and cast with Steve Carell

Steve Carell and Domhnall Gleeson star in The Patient, a new psychological thriller from the creators of The Americans

The Patient, a psychological thriller starring Steve Carell and Domhnall Gleeson, is coming to Disney+ in the UK on Wednesday 30 November.

The series, which was created by the writers of The Americans, follows a therapist kidnapped by a serial killer.

Here’s everything you need to know about The Patient.

What is it about?

A serial killer named Sam Fortner takes a therapist, Alan Strauss, hostage and demands therapy sessions. Alan must try to stop Sam from killing again and avoid becoming his next victim.

The official Disney+ synopsis explains that “alone in captivity, Alan digs his own past through the memories of his former therapist, Charlie, and deals with waves of his own repressed problems: the recent death of his wife, Beth, and the painful separation from her. the religious son of his, Ezra.”

“Over the course of his imprisonment, Alan discovers not only how deep Sam’s compulsion runs, but also how much work he has to do to mend the rift in his own family.”

Who stars in The Patient?

Steve Carrell as Alan Strauss, chained to a chair, and Domhnall Gleeson as Sam Fortner in The Patient (Credit: Frank Ockenfells/FX)

Steve Carell plays Alan Strauss, a therapist kidnapped by one of his patients. Carell (a r) is best known for his career in comedy, particularly for playing Michael Scott on The US Office, but he has also received praise for his dramatic performances on The Morning Show, Foxcatcher and The Big Short. .

Domhnall Gleeson stars as Sam Fortner, the eponymous patient and serial killer. He’s likely to recognize Gleeson from appearing in films like About Time, The Force Awakens, Ex Machina and Brooklyn, or from television roles in Black Mirror and Frank of Ireland.

Linda Emond plays Candace, Sam’s mother. Emond has appeared in Succession, The Good Fight, and The Gilded Age. She also appeared in four different iterations of Law & Order: Law & Order, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, and Law & Order: Trial by Jury, playing a doctor in three of them.

They are joined by Andrew Leeds (Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist), Alan Blumenfeld (Heroes, Felicity) and David Allen Grier (The Carmichael Show), among others.

Who writes and directs?

The Patient was created and written by Joel Fields and Joe Weisberg, writing partners who are best known for creating the Cold War drama The Americans. Fields and Weisberg have written all ten episodes of The Patient.

Is there a trailer?

Yes there are! You can watch the trailer for The Patient here and watch some of the conversations between Carell and Gleeson.

When and how can I see it?

The Patient will arrive as a boxset on Disney+ in the UK on Wednesday, November 30, with all episodes available to watch at once.

How many episodes are there?

There are ten episodes of The Patient, each about half an hour long.

Why should I watch The Patient?

It’s one to see if you like either of these two actors, or think the premise sounds interesting. It’s also worth checking out if you liked The Americans, which is also currently available on Disney+ in the UK.

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