Apple TV+ brings us an sudden, however very welcome, Anchorman reunion, as Will Ferrell and Paul Rudd star within the first trailer for upcoming darkish comedy collection The Shrink Next Door. The comedic duo will lead the miniseries, which finds Rudd as a psychiatrist who begins to implant himself into the lifetime of one among his sufferers.
In The Shrink Next Door, “Everything looks fine… until you see the bigger picture. Take a first look at The Shrink Next Door, starring Will Ferrell and Paul Rudd. Inspired by the true story of Marty and the therapist who turned his life around…then took it over. When he first meets Dr. Ike, Marty just wants to get better at boundaries. Over 30 years, he’ll learn all about them-and what happens when they get crossed.”
We now dwell in a world the place nearly something will be tailored for a film: theme park rides, boardgames, and even podcasts, with The Shrink Next Door adapting the latter, including itself to the ever-growing listing of this area of interest development. Based on a narrative first informed on The Wondery podcast again in 2019, the unique telling of The Shrink Next Door started with veteran journalist Joe Nocera, “whose neighbor in the Hamptons was a therapist named Ike. Ike counted celebrities and Manhattan elites as his patients,” explains the podcast.
“He’d host star-studded parties at his eccentric vacation house. But one summer, Joe discovered that Ike was gone and everything he’d thought he’d known about his neighbor – and the house next door – was wrong. The Shrink Next Door is a story about power, control and turning to the wrong person for help for three decades.”
The Shrink Next Door is directed by Michael Showalter and Jesse Peretz, from a script by Georgia Pritchett. Making up the supporting cast are Casey Wilson as Bonnie Herschkopf, Sarayu Blue as Miriam, and WandaVision‘s Kathryn Hahn as Phyllis Markowitz. Hahn additionally appeared in Anchorman, making The Shrink Next Door much more of a reunion than first thought.
The Shrink Next Door collection ought to give each Will Ferrell and PaulRudd ample alternative to as soon as once more exhibit their penchant for comedy, with Rudd specifically clearly relishing the possibility to play the wild therapist with some very unorthodox strategies. Ferrell in the meantime leans extra into the awkward presence audiences do not see from him usually however that he does so effectively within the likes of Stranger Than Fiction.
The Shrink Next Door hails from Civic Center Media in affiliation with MRC Television, and each Ferrell and Rudd are on board as govt producers alongside Jessica Elbaum and Brittney Segal. Marshall Lewy, Hernan Lopez and Aaron Hart will function govt producers for Wondery and Jared Sandberg, Katie Boyce and Francesca Levy for Bloomberg Media, with the podcast’s host Joe Nocera as co-executive producer.
This wild true story is an Apple Original, with The Shrink Next Door scheduled to premiere on November 12, 2021 on Apple TV+, with the primary three episodes being launched altogether and new instalments following every Friday, for a complete of eight episodes.