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The Patient

The Patient

  • Premiered: 
    August 30, 2022
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  • Network: FX on Hulu
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Drama
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
    Created by Joel Fields & Joe Weisberg 
  • Subject Matter: Thriller
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Plot Synopsis

Created by Joel Fields and Joe Weisberg, THE PATIENT is a 10-episode psychological thriller about therapist Alan Strauss held prisoner by his patient, Sam Fortner, who reveals himself to be a serial killer. Sam has an unusual therapeutic demand for Alan: curb his homicidal urges. But, 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 first two episodes of THE PATIENT dropped on Tuesday, August 30, 2022 on Hulu, with a new episode debuted each Tuesday through October 25.
On Tuesday, October 25, 2022, FX on Hulu released "The Cantor's Husband ," the finale of THE PATIENT. For Sam, an unexpected decision shows progress towards his goals, but Dr. Strauss demands even more.