What’s New On Disney+ | The Patient (Australia/New Zealand/Canada)
It’s Tuesday, and Disney has released a brand new episode of the FX series, “The Patient” on Disney+ in many countries, including Australia, New Zealand and Canada.
“The Patient” is a psychological thriller from the minds of Joel Fields and Joe Weisberg (“The Americans”) about a therapist, “Alan Strauss” (Steve Carell), who’s held prisoner by a patient, “Sam Fortner” (Domhnall Gleeson), who reveals himself to be a serial killer. 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” (Linda Emond). Alone in captivity, Alan excavates his own past through memories of his old therapist, “Charlie” (David Alan Grier), and grapples with waves of his own repressed troubles – the recent death of his wife, “Beth” (Laura Niemi), and the painful estrangement from his religious son, “Ezra” (Andrew Leeds).
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.
On the threshold of crisis, Sam honors the promise Dr. Strauss made him make as a condition for continuing their work together. The trust built between patient and doctor is tested, with a life in the balance.
Joel Fields and Joe Weisberg are co-creators, executive producers, and writers for “The Patient,” and Steve Carell will serve as an executive producer along with Caroline Moore, Victor Hsu and Chris Long. The 10-episode limited series is produced by FX Productions.
Will you be checking out this new episode of “The Patient”?