The Affected person: Trailer, Solid, Launch Date

Domhnall Gleeson killed “like, a bunch” of individuals to arrange for his darkish flip in FX’s new drama “The Affected person.” Probably not, after all — however the actor did reveal throughout FX’s digital panel on the Tv Critics Affiliation summer season press tour that he took on some (much less violent) analysis as a way to embody a serial killer within the 10-episode restricted sequence.

In “The Affected person,” Irish actor Gleeson performs a homicidal man named Sam Fortner who seeks out — and holds captive — therapist Alan Strauss, portrayed by “The Workplace” star Steve Carell. Throughout his imprisonment, Sam requests assist from Alan in preventing his predilection towards homicide.

In fact, Alan has his personal demons to battle, together with the lack of his spouse and an estrangement from their son. All come into play as Alan fights to satisfy Sam’s calls for and keep protected whereas doing it.

The sequence is government produced and written by Joel Fields and Joe Weisberg, the creators of the award-winning, long-running spy drama “The People.” Throughout the Aug. 2 FX panel, Fields mentioned the duo “had spent numerous time speaking a couple of method to do a present” with a concentrate on remedy, as they’re each “individuals who actually consider within the worth of introspection.”

Carell himself mentioned he took on the position already viewing therapists “as somebody who helps you join the dots and asks you issues that may lead you to seek out and draw your individual conclusions. . . . They’re simply individuals who have a capability to hear and assist different folks make connections in a mild means.”

For his character, Gleeson addressed the “fascination with serial killers,” explaining to reporters that he’d studied interviews and browse obtainable literature. Nonetheless, “Sam was extremely particular, and really, numerous the clues have been on the web page. . . . So actually it was about asking questions of myself and asking questions of the script versus on the lookout for solutions on the web or in analysis. And I loved that journey tremendously.”

Learn on for extra details about the solid and launch date of “The Affected person,” and watch the trailer right here.

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