Apple TV+ has dropped the full trailer for the upcoming miniseries, The Shrink Next Door. The dark comedy stars Will Ferrell, Paul Rudd, and Kathryn Hahn. The series is scheduled to make its debut on Friday, November 12, with the first three episodes releasing. New episodes will premiere weekly every Friday after the initial batch.
The Shrink Next Door trailer features Rudd as a psychiatrist, who tries to help Ferrell’s Marty in overcoming his anxiety and fears through unconventional methods. The video highlights how their patient-doctor relationship slowly evolves into Rudd taking over his patient’s life by influencing all of his decisions and integrating himself into his family affairs and business.
The Shrink Next Door is based on Joe Nocera’s podcast of the same name. The series details the bizarre relationship between psychiatrist to the stars Dr. Isaac “Ike” Herschkopf and his longtime patient Martin “Marty” Markowitz. It explores how a seemingly normal doctor-patient dynamic morphs into an exploitative relationship filled with manipulation, power grabs, and dysfunction at its finest.
“Based on the true story of Marty and the therapist who turned his life around…then took it over,” reads the logline. “When he first meets Dr. Ike, Marty just wants to get better with personal boundaries. Over 30 years, he’ll learn all about them—and what happens when they get crossed.”
The dark comedy miniseries stars Paul Rudd (Ant-Man and Wasp: Quantumania) as Ike and Will Ferrell (Elf) as Marty along with Kathryn Hahn (WandaVision) as Phyllis, and Casey Wilson (Happy Endings) as Bonnie.
The Shrink Next Door is directed by Michael Showalter (The Big Sick, The Lovebirds) and Jesse Peretz from a on a script written by Georgia Pritchett (Succession, Veep). Executive producers are Ferrell, Rudd, Nocera, Showalter, Pritchett, Jessica Elbaum, Jordana Mollick, Aaron Hart, Hernan Lopez, Marshall Lewy, Jared Sandberg, Katie Boyce, Francesca Levy and Brittney Segal.