11 TV shows to watch this August

11. The Patient

From Joe Weisberg and Joel Fields, the creator and producer of critically acclaimed show The Americans, comes new psychological thriller The Patient. The 10-episode series stars Steve Carell as Alan Strauss, a therapist who is taken prisoner by patient Sam Fortner (Domhnall Gleeson). The captor then reveals himself to be a serial killer who took the therapist captive to request treatment for his homicidal tendencies. With episodes only running at 30 minutes, expect punchy, action-filled thrills, as Alan helps Sam understand his compulsions, while beginning to understand himself. Carell is best known for his comedic work, so a serious role straight off the back of the release of the latest Minions film will let this seasoned actor flex his chops on prestige TV, following his stand-out acting in The Morning Show. Watch the trailer for The Patient here.

The first three episodes of The Patient are released on 30 August on FX on Hulu in the US, with the rest following weekly thereafter

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