The first trailer for Apple TV+‘s new eight-episode limited series The Shrink Next Door, starring Will Ferrell and Paul Rudd, has been released. watch the trailer below
The Shrink Next Door is based on Wondery and Bloomberg Media’s No. 1 new podcast of 2019, The Shrink Next Door, which is inspired by actual occurrences. It tells the story of Dr. Isaac “Ike” Herschkopf (Rudd), a celebrity psychiatrist, and his lifelong patient Martin “Marty” Markowitz (Ferrell). Ike gradually integrates himself into Marty’s life throughout the course of their relationship, even moving into Marty’s Hamptons mansion and convincing Marty to make him president of the family firm. The series examines how an apparently typical doctor-patient relationship devolves into an exploitative one rife with power grabs, manipulation, and dysfunction. Marty’s younger sister, Phyllis, is played by Kathryn Hahn, while Dr. Herschkopf’s wife, Bonnie, is played by Casey Wilson.
The Shrink Next Door is a film from Civic Center Media and MRC Television, directed by Michael Showalter and Jesse Peretz and based on a writing by Emmy, Golden Globe, BAFTA, and WGA Award winner Georgia Pritchett.
In addition, Ferrell and Rudd act as executive producers on the film. Gloria Sanchez Productions’ executive producers will include Will Ferrell, Jessica Elbaum, and Brittney Segal. Pritchett executive produces in addition to writing, while Showalter executive produces on behalf of Semi-Formal Productions with Jordana Mollick.