A Serial Killer Kidnaps Steve Carell and Demands Therapy in ‘The Patient’ Trailer

Domhnall Gleeson and David Alan Grier co-star on the psychological thriller

July 18, 2022

A shrink gets held captive by a serial killer hoping to quell his homicidal tendencies in “The Patient,” a psychological thriller debuting next month on Hulu.

Actor-comedian Steve Carell stars on the 10-episode series as Alan Strauss, a therapist who genuinely believes every patient can be saved. But a murderer played by Domhnall Gleeson (“Ex Machina”) puts Dr. Strauss’s theory to the test when he kidnaps him for an intensive therapy session which he hopes might curb his desire to kill.

From the minds of Joel Fields and “The Americans” creator Joe Weisberg, “The Patient” also stars Linda Emond, Laura Niemi, Andrew Leeds, Alex Rich, and Stern Show veteran David Alan Grier.

Though Carell got his start in comedy, this is hardly the “Daily Show” turned “Office” star’s first foray into drama. In 2019, he scored an Emmy nomination for his work on the Apple TV+ series “The Morning Show.” Before that, he was up for Best Actor his dark turn as John du Pont in the wrestling drama “Foxcatcher,” a film Steve and Howard discussed at length when the actor last joined the Stern Show.

“The Patient” premieres Aug. 30 on Hulu.

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