Alex Rich has joined the limited series at FX titled “The Patient” in a recurring role. The series hails from The Americans co-creators Joe Weisberg and Joel Fields who will also write and executive produce the series. Rich will star alongside Steve Carell who will also executive produce.
“The Patient” consists of ten half-hour episodes and is described as a psychological thriller about psychotherapist Alexander Strauss (Carell), who 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.
Also joining the cast are Linda Emond (Succession, The Gilded Age), Laura Niemi (This Is Us, Justified), Andrew Leeds (The Dropout, Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist) and Domhnall Gleeson.
Chris Long (The Americans, Suspicion) has been tapped to direct the first two episodes of the series and will also exec produce. Kevin Bray (Succession, Insecure, The Americans, Run) and Gwyneth Horder-Payton (The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story, Pose, Pam & Tommy) will also be directing the series.
Fields and Weisberg executive produce along with Carell, Caroline Moore, Victor Hsu and Long.
The show is produced by FX Productions.
Rich is best known for portraying Florian in the Netflix series “GLOW.”
Production on the series is currently underway. A release date for “The Patient” has not been announced yet.