Domhnall Gleeson will star opposite Steve Carell in the upcoming FX limited series “The Patient”.
In addition, Linda Emond, Laura Niemi and Andrew Leeds have also joined the show’s cast. Chris Long has come on board as executive producer and will also direct the first two episodes. Kevin Bray and Gwyneth Horder-Payton will also direct episodes of the 10-episode series.
In the half-hour series, a psychotherapist (Carell) finds himself held captive by a serial killer (Gleeson) with an unusual request: curb his murderous drive. But relaxing this man’s mind while dealing with the waves of his own repressed problems creates a journey that is perhaps as treacherous as his captivity.
“The Patient” was originally commissioned for series on FX in October. Joel Fields and Joe Weisberg will write and produce the series, with Carell producing in addition to the lead role. Caroline Moore and Victor Hsu will also be producing alongside Long. The show is produced by FX Productions.
Gleeson’s latest TV credits include “Frank of Ireland” and “Run”. He co-produced and co-wrote “Frank of Ireland” with Michael Moloney and his brother, Brian Gleeson. He will also appear in the limited HBO series “White House Plumbers,” which tells the story of the masterminds behind the Watergate burglary during Richard Nixon’s presidency. On the film side, he is known for playing General Hux in the new “Star Wars” trilogy as well as projects such as “The Kitchen”, “The Little Stranger”, “American Made”, “Ex Machina” and “The Revenant”. . “
Gleeson is represented by Paradigm and The Agency. Emond is represented by the CAA. Niemi is represented by Stride Management and HRI Talent. Leeds is represented by CAA and Management 360. Long is represented by WME and Rain Management. Bray is represented by CAA, 3 Arts and Goodman, Genow, Schenkman, Smelkinson & Christopher. Horder-Payton is represented by Artists First.