Apple TV+ gives first look at The Shrink Next Door series
The project reunites Will Ferrell and Paul Rudd for the first time since 2013's Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues.
Apple TV+ has released the first trailer for its upcoming limited series The Shrink Next Door.
The dark comedy drama, which is adapted from Wondery’s smash-hit podcast of the same name, explores the bizarre real life story of psychiatrist Dr. Isaac Herschkopf (Paul Rudd) and his patient Marty Markowitz (Will Ferrell)
Over the course of several years, the incredibly charismatic Ike gains a significant amount of influence over Marty. He inserts himself deeper and deeper into Marty’s life, moving into his home and even managing to persuade him to sign over control of the family business.
WandaVision’s Kathryn Hann is also set to star as Marty’s long-suffering sister Phyllis along with Casey Wilson as Ike’s wife Bonnie.
The show will consist of eight episodes all of which were written by Succession’s Georgia Prichett and directed by Michael Showalter, whose previous credits include acclaimed rom-com The Big Sick and cult comedy classic Wet Hot American Summer.
“It’s so relatable in a way — obviously it has special meaning for anyone who has done any amount of therapy,” said Ferrell during a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly.
“When we talked to [the real] Marty about this, it was a perfect storm of someone in a vulnerable place who had never really sought this type of counsel before and decided to give it a shot.”
“He got some really effective temporary relief right out of the gate and support in a way that he’d never felt and thought, Let’s keep going. I’m going to double down on this whole thing. And then it was the point of no return."
The first episode of The Shrink Next Door will premiere on Apple TV+ on 12th November.