Domnhall Gleeson Joins Steve Carell on FX Limited Series 'The Patient'

The half-hour series will see the 'Office' alum portraying a psychotherapist who finds himself being held prisoner by a serial killer, portrayed by the 'Star Wars' actor, with an unusual request.

AceShowbiz - The cast for upcoming FX limited series "The Patient" has further taken shape. "About Time" actor Domnhall Gleeson has been tapped to star on the series, on which he is set to join Steve Carell in the 10-episode show's cast.

The half-hour series will see Carell portraying a psychotherapist who finds himself being 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," according to the official synopsis.

Gleeson's TV credits include "Frank of Ireland" and "Run". In addition to starring, he co-produced and co-wrote "Frank of Ireland" with Michael Moloney and his brother, Brian Gleeson. The actor is set to appear on HBO's limited series "White House Plumbers" which is about he masterminds behind the Watergate break in during Richard Nixon’s Presidency.

Gleeson, who is repped by Paradigm and The Agency, is also known for his portrayal of General Hux in the new "Star Wars" trilogy. His movie credits also include "The Kitchen", "The Little Stranger", "American Made", "Ex Machina" as well as "The Revenant".

Joining Carell and Gleeson on "The Patient", Linda Emond ("Succession", "Lodge 49"), Laura Niemi ("This Is Us") and Andrew Leeds ("Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist") also star on the 10-episode limited series. Chris Long ("The Americans") serves as executive producer in addition to directing the first two episodes. Also behind the lens for the show are Kevin Bray ("Insecure", "The Americans") and Gwyneth Horder-Payton ("Pose", "Pam & Tommy").

Joel Fields and Joe Weisberg will write and executive produce the series, which was originally ordered to series at the network back in October. Carell will also serve as executive producer alongside Caroline Moore and Victor Hsu. Meanwhile, FX Productions produces the show.

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