Culture news Do you like Dahmer on Netflix? Do some therapy with this series at the unrecognizable Steve Carell (The Office)
Published on 19/12/2022 at 15:47
While Netflix has been able to convince at least hundreds of thousands of people to watch the documentary series on serial killer Dahmer, it’s Disney +’s turn to offer its own. Although not inspired by real events, the series The Patient could well appeal to fans of the genre.
When a psychotherapist is a victim of hostage-takingA series inspired by real life
When a psychotherapist is a victim of hostage taking
Available since December 14 on Disney+, the series The Patient could be the ideal choice for subscribers to the streaming platform and SVOD. Yes, because many have enjoyed Dahmer: A Serial Killer Documentary Series since it recently joined the only two series. to have exceeded one billion views on the platform. The Patient, without being taken from a true story, also takes a serial killer as the main character for his story:
Alan Strauss is a psychotherapist kidnapped by a patient who turns out to be a serial killer. With time running out, Alan desperately struggles to stop Sam before he himself becomes an accomplice to his murders or worse, a target.
A thriller in ten episodes of twenty minutes each with an unrecognizable Steve Carell (The Office, The Big Short…) as a psychotherapist taken hostage by Domhnall Gleeson (Harry Potter, Star Wars…).
A series inspired by real life
Regarding the production, it is to the duo Joel Fields and Joe Weisberg (The Americans, also available on Disney +) that we owe The Patient. It is to the Newsweek media that they explain that this series was born following their own experience with psychotherapists whose analysis process they found interesting:
We like to start with topics that interest and excite us. We first discussed the fact that we had both undergone numerous therapies. We thought it was an important thing in our lives that we just had to write about.
If the success of The Patient is not yet done, the television series can since last week join other works comme Mindhunter, You ou encore Extremely Wicked Shockingly Evil and Vile.