Apple TV + today launched the trailer for “The Shrink Next Door”, the highly anticipated limited series starring Will Ferrell, Paul Rudd, Kathryn Hahn and Casey Wilson.
The first three episodes of the eight-episode limited series will premiere on Apple TV + on Friday, November 12, followed by one new episode per week, every Friday through December 17.
Inspired by real events and an original podcast of the same name, “The Shrink Next Door” follows decades of manipulation and exploitation by psychiatrist Dr. Isaac “Ike” Herschkopf (Paul Rudd) and his longtime patient Martin “Marty” Markowitz (Will Ferrell). Dr Ike is accompanied by his unsuspecting wife Bonnie Herschkopf (Casey Wilson) and while Marty may be helpless against the tantalizing offers of Dr Ike, his hard-headed sister Phyllis (Kathryn Hahn) is not.
Directed by Michael Showalter (“The Big Sick”, “The Eyes of Tammy Faye”) and Jesse Peretz (“High Fidelity”, “GLOW”), and based on the screenplay by award winning Emmy, Golden Globe, BAFTA WGA Georgia Pritchett (“Succession”), “The Shrink Next Door” originated from Civic Center Media in association with MRC Television. The series is based on the new # 1 podcast of 2019 by Wondery and Bloomberg Media.
In addition to playing the lead role, Ferrell and Rudd are also executive producers on the project. Ferrell, Jessica Elbaum and Brittney Segal will be executive producers of Gloria Sanchez Productions. Pritchett’s executive produces in addition to writing, and director Michael Showalter executive produces alongside Jordana Mollick on behalf of Semi-Formal Productions.
Marshall Lewy, Hernan Lopez and Aaron Hart for Wondery, and Jared Sandberg, Katie Boyce and Francesca Levy for Bloomberg Media, will executive producers, with podcast host Joe Nocera as co-executive producer.
The Shrink Next Door – November 12, 2021 on Apple TV +
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