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Old 07-14-22, 04:15 PM
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The Patient (Hulu) - S: Carell, Gleeson - from the creator of The Americans - premieres 8/30/22


Domhnall Gleeson channels Hannibal Lecter in the first trailer for “The Patient,” the upcoming FX limited series co-starring Steve Carell.

Created by Joel Fields and Joe Weisberg, who previously worked together on the acclaimed FX drama “The Americans,” “The Patient” focuses on the relationship between Alexander Strauss (Carell), a well-regarded psychotherapist, and his new patient Sam Fortner (Gleeson). When Sam takes Strauss hostage, he reveals himself to be a serial killer, and asks the doctor to cure him of his murderous tendencies. As Strauss reluctantly begins treatment, the experience unearths demons and traumas of his own, blurring the line between the patient and therapist. The trailer begins with a normal therapy session between the two before fast-forwarding to the hostage situation, with Strauss trapped via chain in Sam’s house.

“Successful therapy requires a safe environment, without anything like fear hanging over every session,” Carell says in the trailer.

“The Patient” also stars Andrew Leeds (“Barry,” “The Dropout”) as Strauss’ estranged son, David Alan Grier (the upcoming “The Color Purple,” “Dad Stop Embarrassing Me!”) as his old therapist, Linda Emond (“The Gilded Age,” “The Unforgivable”) as his mother Candance and Laura Niemi (“This Is Us,” “Those Who Wish Me Dead”) as his recently deceased wife. Fields and Weisberg write and executive produce the series with Carell, Caroline Moore and Victor Hsu. Chris Long also executive produces, and will direct the show’s first two episodes. Kevin Bray and Gwyneth Horder-Payton also helm episodes of the show. FX Productions produces the series.

Carell’s latest “Minions” film, “The Rise of Gru,” hit theaters July 1. Gleeson is set to play former White House counsel John Dean in “The White House Plumbers,” an upcoming HBO miniseries about the Watergate scandal, later this year.

“The Patient” premieres Aug. 30, and will run for 10 episodes on Hulu.
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Re: The Patient (Hulu) - S: Carell, Gleeson - from the creator of The Americans - premieres 8/30/22

The first two episodes are out today.
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Re: The Patient (Hulu) - S: Carell, Gleeson - from the creator of The Americans - premieres 8/30/22

I'm in. I like this kind of stuff and I like Carell in serious roles (not so much in funny roles) and I like Gleeson. The first two episodes were a great start.

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Re: The Patient (Hulu) - S: Carell, Gleeson - from the creator of The Americans - premieres 8/30/22

Terrific so far, but episodes so short. They fly by with such the great acting by them two. Each ep end, I was like no. Really well done so far.
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Re: The Patient (Hulu) - S: Carell, Gleeson - from the creator of The Americans - premieres 8/30/22

I will watch once a few more episodes pile up. Preview seemed to give a lot away however...
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Re: The Patient (Hulu) - S: Carell, Gleeson - from the creator of The Americans - premieres 8/30/22

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Terrific so far, but episodes so short. They fly by with such the great acting by them two. Each ep end, I was like no. Really well done so far.
Yeah super short episodes. I thought it was okay.
Weird that this is the second psychiatrist - patient relationship drama from a streamer this year. And both heavily focus on the Psychiatrist's Jewish background. And both of them cast a very not-Jewish Judd Apatow favorite actor as the lead. Were Seth Rogan and Jonah Hill that busy?
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Re: The Patient (Hulu) - S: Carell, Gleeson - from the creator of The Americans - premieres 8/30/22

FWIW, the episode runtimes get longer as the series goes.
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Re: The Patient (Hulu) - S: Carell, Gleeson - from the creator of The Americans - premieres 8/30/22

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Yeah super short episodes. I thought it was okay.
Weird that this is the second psychiatrist - patient relationship drama from a streamer this year. And both heavily focus on the Psychiatrist's Jewish background. And both of them cast a very not-Jewish Judd Apatow favorite actor as the lead. Were Seth Rogan and Jonah Hill that busy?
Are you talking about Shrink? Paul Rudd is Jewish.
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Are you talking about Shrink? Paul Rudd is Jewish.
Oops you're right. Never knew that. Of course Will Farrell isn't but Rudd played the Shrink.
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Re: The Patient (Hulu) - S: Carell, Gleeson - from the creator of The Americans - premieres 8/30/22

This show is heart poundingly addictive. It’s some great acting and chilling story. Both leads are fantastic. Each ep leaves me gasping for air. So good.
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Re: The Patient (Hulu) - S: Carell, Gleeson - from the creator of The Americans - premieres 8/30/22

real nice seeing the serious side of Carrell. I think he is an underrated actor. The other lead is good but I hate what they did with his hair for this show, he has been in Star Wars movies, was on the series Run and a bunch of other things but he was hard to place with what looks like an awful wig.
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Re: The Patient (Hulu) - S: Carell, Gleeson - from the creator of The Americans - premieres 8/30/22

I didn’t know that was Gleeson. I guess he lost weight too?
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Re: The Patient (Hulu) - S: Carell, Gleeson - from the creator of The Americans - premieres 8/30/22

Doesn't really look like it, he was super skinny in Ex-Machina as well. His hair is darker in this though which makes him look a bit different.

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