On Tuesday, Apple unveiled the first official trailer for The Shrink Next Door, an anticipated limited series starring Will Ferrell, Paul Rudd, Kathryn Hahn and Casey Wilson, which debuts on Apple TV+ November 12.
The eight-episode dark comedy based on the original Wondery podcast of the same name is inspired by true events. It examines the bizarre dynamic that unfolds between soft-spoken New Yorker Martin “Marty” Markowitz (Ferrell) and Dr. Isaac “Ike” Herschkopf (Rudd), the psychiatrist who manipulates and exploits him for nearly three decades.
Dr. Ike is joined in infiltrating Marty’s life by his unsuspecting wife Bonnie (Wilson), and though Marty may be blind to the shrink’s abuses, his hard-headed sister Phyllis (Hahn) is not.
Emmy, Golden Globe, BAFTA, and WGA Award winner Georgia Pritchett (Succession) wrote the scripts for the series, which hails Civic Center Media in association with MRC Television, with Michael Showalter (The Big Sick, The Eyes of Tammy Faye) and Jesse Peretz (High Fidelity, GLOW) directing.
Ferrell, Jessica Elbaum and Brittney Segal executive produced for Gloria Sanchez Productions, alongside Pritchett, Rudd, and Showalter; Jordana Mollick of Semi-Formal Productions; Marshall Lewy, Hernan Lopez and Aaron Hart for Wondery; and Jared Sandberg, Katie Boyce, and Francesca Levy for Bloomberg Media. Original podcast host Joe Nocera served as co-executive producer on the series.
Apple will present the first three episodes from The Shrink Next Door on the 12th of November, with new episodes airing weekly on Fridays through December 17.
Check out the trailer for the new Apple Original above.
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