How to watch The Patient from anywhere in the world

The Patient is the latest psychological thriller miniseries that fans are already obsessed with, here is everything you need to know...

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The Patient is the latest drama miniseries that fans are already obsessed with and it was only released on August 30!

The new psychological thriller series stars Steve Carrell and Domhnall Gleeson as a therapist and a patient. Domhnall plays a serial killer who is looking to stop murdering people with the help of his captive therapist. 

The show's trailer received over five million views and fans were excited to see this thrilling new series to kick off the Fall season of new TV shows. So here is everything you need to know about The Patient, including how to watch this series from anywhere in the world.

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Cast of The Patient

The Patient stars Domhnall Gleeson (About Time) as Sam Fortner, a serial killer who is seeking therapeutic help to curb his homicidal urges. His therapist, and captive, is Alan Strauss who is mourning the death of his wife. Alan is played by Steve Carrell (The Office).

Linda Emond (The Unforgivable) plays Candace Fortner, Sam's mother. Other supporting cast members include Andrew Leeds as Ezra Strauss, Alan's estranged son, Laura Niemi as Beth Strauss, Alan's recently deceased wife, and David Alan Grier as Charlie Addison, Alan's former therapist.

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The Patient release date

The first and second episode of The Patient were released on Tuesday, August 30. The following episodes will be released every Tuesday until the 10 episode miniseries concludes on Tuesday, October 18, 2022.

How to watch The Patient

At the moment, the only way to watch The Patient is through Hulu. This is a streaming service that is only available in the US through a Hulu membership or a Disney+ bundle with Hulu and ESPN.

This means that if you are in the UK, you may struggle to access the show unless you have a VPN (a virtual private network). VPNs are a popular way to access TV shows only available in other countries, and many are easy to get.

If you're already confused, don't panic—we've got you covered. Our sister site, TechRadar, has put every major VPN service to the test to save you the hassle of sifting through the web yourself. They've rated ExpressVPN as the best—and here's why.

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