Also joining the cast are Linda Emond, Laura Niemi and Andrew Leeds.
Co-written by Fields and Weisberg, in The Patient, a psychotherapist (Carell) finds himself held prisoner by a serial killer (Gleeson) with an unusual request: curb his homicidal urges. But unwinding the mind of this man while also dealing with the waves of his own repressed troubles creates a journey perhaps as treacherous as his captivity.
Chris Long has come on board as an executive producer and will direct the first two episodes of the series, with production scheduled to begin this week. Kevin Bray and Gwyneth Horder-Payton will also be directing on the series.
Fields and Weisberg executive produce along with Carell, Caroline Moore, Victor Hsu and Long.
The Tony-nominated Gleeson recently finished a sold-out run of Enda Walsh’s play Medicine at New York’s St. Ann’s Warehouse. He’ll next be seen in David Mandel’s HBO limited series White House Plumbers in the role of John Dean opposite Woody Harrelson and Justin Theroux as Howard Hunt and G. Gordon Liddy, respectively. Recently, Gleeson appeared in Frank of Ireland for Channel 4 and Amazon, a series he also co-produced and wrote with Michael Moloney and brother Brian Gleeson, and in Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway opposite Rose Byrne and James Corden.
Gleeson is repped by Paradigm and The Agency.