The Patient
Genre
Created byJoel Fields &
Joe Weisberg
Written byJoel Fields &
Joe Weisberg
Starring
Composers
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of episodes2
Production
Executive producers
  • Joel Fields
  • Joe Weisberg
  • Chris Long
  • Caroline Moore
  • Victor Hsu
  • Steve Carell
ProducerMichael Maccarone
CinematographyDan Stoloff
Editors
  • Amanda Pollack
  • Daniel Valverde
  • Kate Sanford
Running time21–22 minutes
Production companies
  • The JS
  • Scallie Filmworks, Inc
  • FXP
DistributorDisney Platform Distribution
Release
Original networkFX on Hulu
Original releaseAugust 30, 2022 (2022-08-30) –
present (present)

The Patient is an American psychological thriller limited series created by Joel Fields and Joe Weisberg for FX on Hulu. The series consists of ten episodes, and it premiered on August 30, 2022.

Synopsis

A therapist (Steve Carell) is held captive by a serial killer (Domhnall Gleeson) who seeks help to curb his homicidal urges.

Cast and characters

Main

Recurring

Episodes

No.TitleDirected byWritten by [2]Original release date [3]
1"Intake"Chris LongJoel Fields & Joe WeisbergAugust 30, 2022 (2022-08-30)
2"Alan Learns to Meditate"Chris LongJoel Fields & Joe WeisbergAugust 30, 2022 (2022-08-30)
3"Issues"[4]Kevin BrayJoel Fields & Joe WeisbergSeptember 6, 2022 (2022-09-06)
4"Company"[5]Kevin BrayJoel Fields & Joe WeisbergSeptember 13, 2022 (2022-09-13)
5"Pastitsio"[6]Kevin BrayJoel Fields & Joe WeisbergSeptember 20, 2022 (2022-09-20)
6"Charlie"[7]Gwyneth Horder-PaytonJoel Fields & Joe WeisbergSeptember 27, 2022 (2022-09-27)
7TBATBAJoel Fields & Joe WeisbergOctober 4, 2022 (2022-10-04)
8TBATBAJoel Fields & Joe WeisbergOctober 11, 2022 (2022-10-11)
9TBATBAJoel Fields & Joe WeisbergOctober 18, 2022 (2022-10-18)
10TBATBAJoel Fields & Joe WeisbergOctober 25, 2022 (2022-10-25)

Production

Development

In October 2021, the series was announced and given a ten-episode order. Steve Carell was set to star and executive produce the limited series. Joel Fields, Joe Weisberg, Caroline Moore, and Victor Hsu also serve as executive producers.[8][9] Fields and Weisberg also serve as writers and creators.[2] Chris Long joined as director of the first two episodes and executive producer in January 2022.[10]

Casting

Alongside the series announcement, Steve Carell was cast.[8] Domhnall Gleeson, Linda Emond, Laura Niemi, and Andrew Leeds were cast in January 2022.[10][11] In February 2022, Alex Rich and David Alan Grier were cast in recurring roles.[12][13]

Filming

Filming began in mid-January 2022 in Los Angeles.[14][10]

Reception

On the review aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes, the series holds an approval rating of 83% with an average rating of 6.9/10, based on 36 reviews. The website's critics consensus is, "While The Patient might test viewers' patience by overextending its killer conceit, the arguably career-best work by Domhnall Gleeson and Steve Carell make this therapy session worth eavesdropping on.[15] On Metacritic, which uses a weighted average, the series has received a score of 73 out of 100 based on 27 critic reviews, indicating "generally favorable reviews".[16]

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Cast – The Patient on FX". FX Networks. Retrieved August 25, 2022.
  2. ^ a b "The Patient (2021-2022)". Writers Guild of America West. April 25, 2022. Retrieved June 24, 2022.
  3. ^ "Shows A-Z - Patient, The on FX on Hulu". The Futon Critic. Retrieved June 24, 2022.
  4. ^ "(#103) "Issues"". The Futon Critic. Retrieved August 9, 2022.
  5. ^ "(#104) "Company"". The Futon Critic. Retrieved August 16, 2022.
  6. ^ "(#105) "Pastitsio"". The Futon Critic. Retrieved August 22, 2022.
  7. ^ "(#106) "Charlie"". The Futon Critic. Retrieved August 29, 2022.
  8. ^ a b Petski, Denise (October 7, 2021). "Steve Carell To Star In & EP FX Limited Series 'The Patient' From 'The Americans' Duo". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved June 24, 2022.
  9. ^ Goldberg, Lesley (October 7, 2021). "Steve Carell to Star in FX Comedy From 'The Americans' Duo". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved June 24, 2022.
  10. ^ a b c Andreeva, Nellie (January 11, 2022). "'The Patient': Domhnall Gleeson To Star, Three Others Join Steve Carell In FX Series From 'The Americans' Duo". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved June 24, 2022.
  11. ^ Porter, Rick (January 11, 2022). "Domhnall Gleeson to Star With Steve Carell in FX's 'The Patient'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved June 24, 2022.
  12. ^ Otterson, Joe (February 7, 2022). "FX Limited Series 'The Patient' Casts 'GLOW' Alum Alex Rich (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved June 24, 2022.
  13. ^ Petski, Denise (February 10, 2022). "'The Patient': David Alan Grier Joins Steve Carell & Domhnall Gleeson As Recurring In FX Series". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved June 24, 2022.
  14. ^ "The Patient - Production List". Film & Television Industry Alliance. December 6, 2021. Retrieved June 24, 2022.
  15. ^ "The Patient: Season 1". Rotten Tomatoes. Fandango Media. Retrieved August 30, 2022.
  16. ^ "The Patient: Season 1". Metacritic. Red Ventures. Retrieved August 30, 2022.