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Steve Carell Teams With ‘The Americans’ Co-Creators for FX Limited Series ‘The Patient’

Carell will star as a psychotherapist who gets kidnapped by a serial killer

Steve Carell will star in a limited series at FX called “The Patient” from “The Americans” co-creators Joe Weisberg and Joel Fields.

Weisberg and Fields are executive producers and will write the series, with Carell also serving as an executive producer along with Caroline Moore and Victor Hsu. The 10-episode limited series will be produced by FX Productions.

Here is the logline for the series:

A psychotherapist finds himself held prisoner by a serial killer 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.

Carell will play “Alexander Strauss,” a psychiatrist who has recently lost his wife. Behind his cerebral, sensitive exterior, he has yet to plumb the depths of his own pain and loss.

“We are excited that Joe and Joel are back with their next series for FX after the great experience of working with them on six amazing seasons of ‘The Americans,’” FX Entertainment president Eric Schrier said. “Their creative instincts and mastery of plot and character are on display again with ‘The Patient,’ which will showcase Steve Carell’s remarkable talents as an actor, producer and creative collaborator.”

Carell is represented by WME, Media Four Management and attorneys Ziffren Brittenham.

“The Americans” ran for six seasons on FX and received 18 Emmy Award nominations and won four Emmys. It starred Matthew Rhys and Keri Russell as a pair of Soviet spies living undercover in Cold War-era America.