The doctor is in…trouble! The taut drama The Patient finds sympathetic therapist Dr. Alan Strauss (Steve Carell) held prisoner by his troubled patient, Sam Fortner (a chilling Domhnall Gleeson), who believes having 24/7 care will help him resolve his impulses — as a serial killer.
Surprises abound — not the least of which is Sam defying some familiar tropes.
“The core idea is you have a serial killer — about the worst thing you could be — but they want to get better,” says Weisberg. “And that makes him sympathetic.”
FX’s The Patient, Series Premiere, Tuesday, August 30, Hulu