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[04/23/20 - 12:00 PM]
Apple Lands "The Shrink Next Door," Starring Will Ferrell and Paul Rudd
The eight-episode limited series is inspired by true events that detail the bizarre relationship between psychiatrist to the stars Dr. Isaac "Ike" Herschkopf, played by Rudd, and his longtime patient Martin "Marty" Markowitz, played by Ferrell.







SHRINK NEXT DOOR, THE (APPLE TV PLUS)
DEVELOPMENT HISTORY:
4/23/20
STATUS:
currently in development (2020-2021 season)
DEVELOPMENT STAGE:
ordered to series
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
eight-episode limited series
DESCRIPTION:
(from Apple's press release, April 2020) In a highly competitive situation, Apple has given a straight-to-series order to "The Shrink Next Door," a new, eight-episode limited series starring Will Ferrell and Paul Rudd, based on the No. 1 new podcast of 2019 by Wondery and Bloomberg Media, hailing from Civic Center Media in association with MRC Television. Directed by Michael Showalter ("The Big Sick," "The Lovebirds") and based on the script by Emmy, Golden Globe, BAFTA, WGA Award winner Georgia Pritchett ("Succession," "Veep"), "The Shrink Next Door" is a dark comedy inspired by true events that detail the bizarre relationship between psychiatrist to the stars Dr. Isaac "Ike" Herschkopf, played by Paul Rudd, and his longtime patient Martin "Marty" Markowitz, played by Will Ferrell. Over the course of their relationship, the all-too-charming Ike slowly takes over Marty's life, even moving into Marty's Hamptons home and taking over his family business. The series explores how a seemingly normal doctor-patient dynamic morphs into an unprecedentedly exploitative relationship filled with manipulation, power grabs and dysfunction at its finest.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Paul Rudd as Isaac "Ike" Herschkopf
· Will Ferrell as Martin "Marty" Markowitz
CREW INFORMATION:
· Brittney Segal as EP
· Francesca Levy as EP
· Georgia Pritchett as CRTR/EP
· Jared Sandberg as EP
· Jessica Elbaum as EP
· Joe Nocera as CO-EP
· Jordana Mollick as EP
· Katie Boyce as EP
· Marshall Lewy as EP
· Michael Showalter as EP/DIR (Pilot)
· Paul Rudd as EP
· Will Ferrell as EP
GENRE(S):
· comedy (all)
· comedy (single-camera)
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Bloomberg Media
· Civic Center Media
· Gloria Sanchez Productions
· MRC Television
· Semi-Formal Productions
· Wondery