Steve Carell is set to star in and executive produce 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.
“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.
Caroline Moore and Victor Hsu will also executive produce. The show is produced by FX Productions.
“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,’” said Eric Schrier, president of FX Entertainment. “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.”
FX’s critically acclaimed The Americans series ran for six seasons and won four Emmy awards out of 18 nominations.
Oscar- and 11-time Emmy nominee Carell is most known for his role as Michael Scott in The Office and currently stars in The Morning Show.