Will there be a Season 2 of The Patient on Hulu?

October 18, 2022
Jonathon Wilson 4
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This article discusses the possibility of The Patient Season 2 and its renewed or canceled status. It may contain spoilers for Season 1.

Directed, created, co-produced, and co-written by Joel Fields and Joe Weisberg for HuluThe Patient is a taut chamber piece starring Steve Carell and Domhnall Gleeson as, respectively, a therapist and the serial killer patient who kidnaps him. While the premise seems lurid, the show has been an extremely high-quality exploration of not just our darkest impulses and obsessions but also faith, family, self-reflection, and change. Here’s the official synopsis, courtesy of Hulu:

Therapist, Alan Strauss, is held prisoner by a patient, Sam Fortner, who reveals himself to be a serial killer. Sam has an unusual therapeutic demand for Alan: curb his homicidal urges.

With the finale slated for release on October 25, fans will likely be wondering about the show’s future, so here’s everything we know:

Renewed or canceled status – will we see The Patient Season 2 on Hulu?

Status: TBC

While there hasn’t been an official cancelation, The Patient is not expected to return for Season 2. This is because it was billed as a limited series by FX on Hulu and was only intended to run for 10 episodes.

This isn’t to say that it’s an impossibility for a limited series to be renewed under special circumstances. We have seen this recently with The White Lotus on HBO, and The Patient is indeed very popular. Were it to be renewed, though, it would likely follow the same path, with a completely new cast and plot.

This is probably for the best as, even a week away from the finale, it does seem like the first season is going to tell a complete and satisfying story. Look out for official word of cancellation in the near future.

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4 thoughts on “Will there be a Season 2 of The Patient on Hulu?

  • October 19, 2022 at 5:26 am

    I love this show, I feel for a serial killer, weird. And I feel for a therapist. Weirder.

  • October 26, 2022 at 7:00 am

    Brutal. Con un final desesperanzador y lo más realista posible. Si hay una segunda temporada espero que se resuelvan las preguntas, dudas que podemos tener al ver la primera temporada porque hay mucho por responder, como: qué pasará con Sam, cómo lidiará su madre en la situación que su hijo la puso, los hijos del terapeuta seguirán buscando respuestas o seguirán con sus vidas, qué harán los familiares de las victimas de Sam, tendrán justicia?. Y, muchas más incógnitas que deja el programa espero que sean respondidas, eso si quieren continuar con esta serie.

  • November 4, 2022 at 6:01 pm

    There needs to be a second season showing where Sam put the body, then the funeral and an investigation to see if they can find the killer. Are you kidding me….a whole new cast? ?? I’m so confused…in any murder, they always have an investigation and at least try to find the killer. That was a complete waste of time to watch it then !!!! Booooo

  • November 6, 2022 at 12:10 pm

    Lucy, a waste of time? Hardly! You clearly understand what it was about. The Title of the show was “The Patient” but it was about Steve Carrell’s character and his arc was about his problems with his family. The last episode resolves this. It was not a Law and Order crime drama. You have reduced a great story to garbage. Not all serial killers are caught (irl). And where he put the body? He tells them where he put the body in his letter. You don’t need to see it, it isn’t important to the story.

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