The trailer for 'The Patient' shows a psychotic Domhnall Gleeson take his therapist Steve Carell hostage in an attempt to be cured of his killer tendencies.

The limited series focuses on the relationship between Alexander Strauss (Carell), a well-regarded psychotherapist, and his new patient Sam Fortner (Gleeson).

The official synopsis tells us that Sam has "an unusual therapeutic demand for Alan: curb his homicidal urges. In order to survive, Alan must unwind Sam’s disturbed mind and stop him from killing again… but Sam refuses to address critical topics, like his mother Candace.

Alone in captivity, Alan excavates his own past through memories of his old therapist, Charlie, and grapples with waves of his own repressed troubles – the recent death of his wife, Beth, and the painful estrangement from his religious son, Ezra. Over the course of his imprisonment, Alan uncovers not only how deep Sam’s compulsion runs, but also how much work he has to do to repair the rift in his own family. With time running out, Alan fights desperately to stop Sam before Alan becomes complicit in Sam’s murders or worse – becomes a target himself."

'The Patient

'The Patient' also stars Andrew Leeds, David Alan Grier, Linda Emond and Laura Niemi.

Joel Fields and Joe Weisberg, showrunners of 'The Americans', created the show. They also executive produce alongside Carell, Caroline Moore and Victor Hsu. The series runs for 10 episodes.

'The Patient' premieres August 30 in the US on Hulu. It will also land on Disney+ in Ireland, with a date yet to be announced.

Watch the full trailer below.

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