In the psychological thriller The Patient, Steve Carell will play a psychiatrist kidnapped by a serial killer. Joel Fields and Joe Weisberg, the creators of the critically acclaimed series The Americans, will produce the half-hour limited series. Carell’s character, Alexander Strauss, is kidnapped by a serial murderer who seeks to be cured of his violent urges in The Patient. I guess the killer is just trying to get back on his feet – instead of killing people. Strauss, on the other hand, has his own problems to solve. He hasn’t dealt with his buried pain since the death of his wife. Will Strauss be able to unpack his own bottled-up trauma by delving into the psyche of a serial killer? So, who is the true patient in this scenario? The ten-episode limited series will be produced by X Productions.