Apple has given a straight-to-series sequence to The Shrink Next Door, an eight-episode singular array starring Will Ferrell and Paul Rudd, that is formed on a No. 1 new podcast of 2019 by Wondery and Bloomberg Media. The pennon landed in rival conditions a project, from executive Michael Showalter and author Georgia Pritchett, that reunites Ferrell and Rudd after starring together in 2013’s Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues. MRC Television took a package out in February.
Directed by Showalter (The Big Sick, The Lovebirds) formed on a book by Pritchett (Succession, Veep), The Shrink Next Door is a dim comedy desirous by loyal events that fact a weird attribute between psychiatrist to a stars Dr. Isaac “Ike” Herschkopf, played by Paul Rudd, and his longtime studious Martin “Marty” Markowitz, played by Will Ferrell. Over a march of their relationship, a all-too-charming Ike solemnly takes over Marty’s life, even relocating into Marty’s Hamptons home and holding over his family business. The array explores how a clearly normal doctor-patient energetic morphs into an unprecedentedly exploitative attribute filled with manipulation, energy grabs, and dysfunction during a finest.
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The Shrink Next Door is constructed by Civic Center Media in organisation with MRC Television, Gloria Sanchez Productions, Semi-Formal Productions, Wondery and Bloomberg Media. Will Ferrell, Jessica Elbaum and Brittney Segal will executive furnish for Gloria Sanchez Productions. Rudd and Pritchett will also offer as executive producers. Showalter and Jordana Mollick will executive furnish on interest of Semi-Formal Productions. Marshall Lewy for Wondery and Jared Sandberg, Katie Boyce, and Francesca Levy for Bloomberg Media will offer as executive producers, with a podcast’s horde Joe Nocera as co-executive producer.
The Shrink Next Door will entrance globally on Apple TV+. It will join a streamer’s line-up of arriving projects, that includes soon-to-premiere singular series Defending Jacob, starring Chris Evans, and charcterised series Central Park.
Ferrell is repped by UTA, Mosaic, and Jackoway Tyerman.. Rudd is repped by Lighthouse Management Media, UTA and Jackoway Tyerman. Showalter is repped by UTA, Artists First and Goodman Genow. UTA also reps Wondery.