Apple TV+ has dropped the first trailer for dark comedy The Shrink Next Door, it’s upcoming eight-episode limited series starring Will Ferrell and Paul Rudd.
Inspired by true events, The Shrink Next Door is based on the No. 1 new podcast of 2019 by Wondery and Bloomberg Media. It details the bizarre relationship between psychiatrist to the stars Dr. Isaac “Ike” Herschkopf (Rudd) and his longtime patient Martin “Marty” Markowitz (Ferrell). Over the course of their relationship, the all-too-charming Ike slowly inserts himself into Marty’s life, even moving into Marty’s Hamptons home and persuading Marty to name him president of the family business. The series explores how a seemingly normal doctor-patient dynamic morphs into an exploitative relationship filled with manipulation, power grabs, and dysfunction at its finest. The series also stars Kathryn Hahn as ‘Phyllis,’ Marty’s younger sister, and Casey Wilson as ‘Bonnie’ the wife of Dr. Herschkopf.
Directed by Michael Showalter and Jesse Peretz, and based on the script by Emmy, Golden Globe, BAFTA, WGA Award winner Georgia Pritchett, The Shrink Next Door hails from Civic Center Media in association with MRC Television.
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Ferrell and Rudd also serve as executive producers on the project. Ferrell, Jessica Elbaum and Brittney Segal will executive produce for Gloria Sanchez Productions. Pritchett executive produces in addition to writing, and 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 serve as executive producers, with the podcast’s host Joe Nocera as co-executive producer.
The Shrink Next Door debuts Friday, November 12 on Apple TV+ with the first three episodes, followed by a new episode every Friday.
Check out the trailer above.
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