Apple TV+ Orders "Shrinking" from Star and Executive Producer Jason Segel
Emmy Award-winning "Ted Lasso" co-creator Bill Lawrence and star, writer and co-executive producer Brett Goldstein to write and executive produce new comedy series alongside Segel
Apple TV+ today announced a series order for "Shrinking," a 10-episode comedy series that will star Jason Segel, who also serves as writer and executive producer alongside Emmy Award winners Bill Lawrence and Brett Goldstein. The news was announced on the heels of the season two finale of Apple's Emmy, SAG, Critics' Choice and WGA Award-winning global hit phenomenon "Ted Lasso."
"Shrinking" follows a grieving therapist (played by Segel) who starts to break the rules and tell his clients exactly what he thinks. Ignoring his training and ethics, he finds himself making huge, tumultuous changes to people's lives...including his own.
The new series will be produced by Warner Bros. Television, where Lawrence is under an overall deal, and Lawrence's Doozer Productions. Segel, Lawrence and Goldstein all serve as writers and executive producers, Jeff Ingold is an executive producer, and Liza Katzer is a co-executive producer.
"Shrinking" marks the second Apple Original starring Segel, who is next set to star in Apple Original Films' highly anticipated "The Sky is Everywhere" based on the best-selling YA Novel of the same name. It also marks the third partnership for Apple, Lawrence, and Warner Bros. Television, alongside "Ted Lasso" and the recently announced series order for "Bad Monkey." Goldstein currently stars and serves as writer and co-executive producer on "Ted Lasso," which recently broke records as the most-nominated freshman comedy in Emmy history, and landed a total of seven Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for Goldstein and Outstanding Comedy Series.
The series will join a growing offering of hit and award-winning comedy series on Apple TV+ including "Schmigadoon!," "Physical," "Dickinson," "Mythic Quest," "Central Park" and the upcoming limited series, "The Shrink Next Door."
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Jason Segel bio
Segel recently starred in his anthology series "Dispatches from Elsewhere" which he created, wrote, directed, and produced. He received critical acclaim for starring in Gabriela Cowperthwaite's "Our Friend," opposite Dakota Johnson and Casey Affleck, as well as James Ponsoldt's biopic "End of the Tour," in which he played David Foster Wallace and was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for Best Male Lead. Segel will next be seen starring in Apple Original Film "The Sky Is Everywhere" opposite Cherry Jones, the feature film "Windfall" opposite Jesse Plemons and Lily Collins, as well as Adam McKay's Untitled Lakers Project
Brett Goldstein bio
Brett Goldstein - a breakthrough creative force onscreen and off - is a series regular, writer and co-producer on Apple TV+'s multi award-winning comedy series, "Ted Lasso," for which he won a 2021 Emmy Award for his scene-stealing performance as Roy Kent, as well as two Writers Guild of America Awards as part of the show's writing team. As a creator, he most recently co-created, executive produced and wrote the limited anthology series, "Soulmates," which debuted in October 2020. A fixture to UK audiences on screen and in comedy clubs alike, this British actor, writer, creator and producer has emerged as one of Hollywood's most sought-after multihyphenates. He is also the host of the popular podcast, Films To Be Buried With, which finds him in candid conversation with special guests as they discuss the films that have shaped them.
Bill Lawrence bio
Bill Lawrence is an award-winning television writer, producer and director. His current projects include the Apple TV+ series "Ted Lasso," for which he recently won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series; "Bad Monkey" with Vince Vaughn for Apple TV+; a "Head of the Class" reboot; and a "Clone High" reboot. Bill previously created and executive-produced "Scrubs" and co- created "Cougar Town," "Ground Floor," "Spin City," and "Clone High." "Scrubs," which was twice nominated for an Emmy Award, was also named a Future Classic by the TV Land cable network and was the winner of both a Humanitas Award and an Imagen Award. Bill also executive-produced/supervised numerous other shows under his Doozer banner, including "Whiskey Cavalier," "Undateable," "Nobody's Watching," "Surviving Jack, and "Head of the Class."
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