Domhnall Gleeson is set to star in a limited series at FX called “The Patient.” The series hails from The Americans co-creators Joe Weisberg and Joel Fields who will also write and executive produce the series. Gleeson 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) and Andrew Leeds (The Dropout, Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist).
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.
Production on the series is scheduled to begin this week.
Gleeson can be seen next in the HBO limited series White House Plumbers in the role of John Dean opposite Woody Harrelson and Justin Theroux. Other credits include Frank of Ireland, and Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway.