Office actor Steve Carell set to feature in limited series and as executive producer The patient at FX created by Americans’ team Joe Weisberg and Joel Fields.
According to Variety, the network placed an order for 10 half-hour episodes from the limited series from Fields, Weisberg and FX Productions. The patient is an upcoming psychological thriller revolving around psychotherapist Alexander Strauss, which will be played by Carell.
Steve Carell will appear as a psychotherapist in The patient
The show follows the story of the psychotherapist who is held captive 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. Co-written by Weisberg and Fields, the psychological thriller is also produced by Caroline Moore and Victor Hsu.
According to the magazine, Eric Schrier, president of FX Entertainment, is delighted to collaborate with Weisberg and Fields again. âWe 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 ofâ The Americans. âTheir creative instincts and their mastery of plot and character are at new exhibits with ‘The Patient’, which will showcase Steve Carell’s remarkable talents as an actor, producer and creative collaborator, âhe said.
For the uninformed, Fields and Weisberg Americans followed the story of two KGB spies played by Kerri Russell and Matthew Rhys as they lived undercover in the United States near the end of the Cold War. The popular show ran for six seasons and won four Emmy Awards, two Peabody Awards and the Golden Globe for Best Drama Series.
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The next show The patient will be his last stint on television after his Apple drama The morning show and Netflix comedy Space force. The Oscar and 11-time Emmy nominee is best known for his comedic roles such as NBC comedy Office, and movies like Me, ugly and nasty, the 40 year old virgin, and Presenter. Meanwhile, his lineup films include Minions: The Rise of Gru, which will be released next summer. The actor is replaced by WME, Media Four Management and attorneys Ziffren Brittenham.
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