Steve carell will play in The patient, a new FX miniseries about a psychiatrist who confronts a serial killer of Joel Champs and Joe weisberg, the creative duo behind the acclaimed FX drama Americans. The patient tells the story of a psychotherapist who finds himself trapped by a serial killer with an unusual request: to curb his murderous urges. But relaxing this man’s mind while facing the waves of his own pent-up problems creates a journey perhaps as treacherous as his captivity. Carell’s Alexander Strauss recently lost his wife, so behind his cerebral and sensitive exterior, he has yet to explore the depths of his own pain and loss, as every protagonist in the cable series must have an anguished story.
The series was announced by Eric Schrier, President, FX Entertainment. Fields and Weisberg are executive producers and will write The patient, and Carell will serve as executive producer with Caroline moore and Victor hsu. The 10-episode limited series will be produced by FX Productions.
“We are delighted that Joe and Joel are back with their next series for FX after the great experience of working with them on six incredible seasons of Americans,” noted Eric Schrier, President, FX Entertainment. “Their creative instincts and mastery of plot and character are again on display with The patient, which will showcase Steve Carell’s remarkable talents as an actor, producer and creative collaborator. “
Americans, FX’s critically-acclaimed and award-winning drama series was created by Weisberg, who served as an executive producer with his co-showrunner Fields. The series ran for six seasons on FX and won four Emmy Awards out of 18 nominations. The series has been nominated five times AFI Television Program of the Year, received two Peabody Awards, the Golden Globe Award for Best Dramatic Television Series and the Television Critics Association (TCA) awards for outstanding achievement in drama as well as the program of the year. . FX hope lightning strikes twice with The patient. Carell currently stars in The morning show for Apple as TV personality # MeToo’d, and the second season of his comedy Space force will launch next year on Netflix. His next feature film, Minions: The Rise of Gru, will be released next summer. He is very busy.