Will Ferrell and Paul Rudd are set to star in a new limited comedy series called The Shrink Next Door, airing soon on Apple+.
This is the first time that Will, 52, and Paul, 51, will be on screen together since 2013′s Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues. The eight-episode series is based on the 2019 podcast of the same name, written and hosted by Joe Nocera. The series will be directed by Michael Showalter (The Big Sick) and written by 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 (Rudd) and his longtime patient Martin “Marty” Markowitz (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.