What happens when the man tasked to help improve your life decides to take it over?
Find out on The Shrink Next Door, starring Will Ferrell and Paul Rudd. Stream the first three episodes on November 12 only on Apple TV+
Based on the true story of Marty and the therapist who turned his life around…then took it over. 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.
Paul Rudd stars as the overbearing Dr. Isaac “Ike” Herschkopf and Will Ferrell stars as the impressionable Martin “Marty” Markowitz, the duo retell the true story of an exploitative professional bond first highlighted in a 2019 Wondery podcast.
“The first thing I’m going to do is completely unethical,” Herschkopf tells Markowitz in the trailer. “I’m going to hug you. I’m a hugger.” From the looks of it, a hug doesn’t begin to cover the unethical behaviors to come.
The Shrink Next Door also features Kathryn Hahn as Phyllis Markowitz, Marty’s concerned younger sister.
Ferrell and Rudd will executive-produce the messy, dark-comedy series.