Domhnall Gleeson Cast as Co-Lead in FX’s “The Patient”

According to Deadline, Domhnall Gleeson (Bill Weasley in Harry Potter, General Hux in the Star Wars sequel trilogy) has been cast as the co-lead in FX’s The Patient, opposite Steve Carell.

What’s Happening:

  • This 10-episode half-hour limited series comes to FX from The Americans creative duo Joe Weisberg and Joel Fields.
  • Also joining the cast are Linda Emond (Succession), Laura Niemi (This Is Us) and Andrew Leeds (Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist).
  • Co-written by Fields and Weisberg, in The Patient, a psychotherapist (Carell) finds himself held prisoner by a serial killer (Gleeson) with an unusual request: curb his homicidal urges. But unwinding the mind of this man while also dealing with the waves of his own repressed troubles creates a journey perhaps as treacherous as his captivity.
  • Chris Long (The Americans) has come on board as an Executive Producer and will direct the first two episodes of the series. Kevin Bray (Succession) and Gwyneth Horder-Payton (Pam & Tommy) will also be directing for the series.
  • Fields and Weisberg executive produce, along with Carell, Caroline Moore, Victor Hsu and Long.
  • Production on The Patient begins this week.

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