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Apple TV+ hosts world premiere of highly anticipated limited series “The Shrink Next Door”

Stars Will Ferrell, Paul Rudd, Kathryn Hahn, Casey Wilson, showrunner Georgia Prichett and directors Michael Showalter and Jesse Peretz attend red carpet event ahead of November 12 global premiere
Press Release October 28, 2021
Casey Wilson, Paul Rudd, Will Ferrell and Kathryn Hahn at the “The Shrink Next Door” premiere
“The Shrink Next Door” stars Casey Wilson, Paul Rudd, Will Ferrell and Kathryn Hahn at the red carpet premiere of “The Shrink Next Door.”

Today at the Morgan Library & Museum in New York City, Apple TV+ celebrated the upcoming premiere of “The Shrink Next Door,” a new Apple Original limited series starring Will Ferrell, Paul Rudd, Kathryn Hahn and Casey Wilson. The first three episodes of the eight-episode limited series will debut globally on Apple TV+ on Friday, November 12, followed by one new episode weekly every Friday thereafter through December 17.

Inspired by true events and an original podcast of the same name, “The Shrink Next Door” follows the decades-long manipulation and exploitation by psychiatrist Dr. Isaac “Ike” Herschkopf (Rudd) and his longtime patient Martin “Marty” Markowitz (Ferrell). Though Marty may be defenseless against Dr. Ike’s enticing offerings, his hard-headed sister Phyllis (Hahn) is not, and his unsuspecting wife Bonnie (Wilson) is also drawn into her husband’s unusual relationship with Marty.

In addition to the cast and storytellers behind “The Shrink Next Door,” attendees included the real-life Martin ‘Marty’ Markowitz, portrayed by Ferrell in the series, and his sister Phyllis Shapiro, portrayed by Hahn.

Paul Rudd, Will Ferrell, Martin ‘Marty’ Markowitz, Kathryn Hahn, Casey Wilson, Georgia Prichett and Brittney Segal at the “The Shrink Next Door” premiere
Paul Rudd, Will Ferrell, Martin ‘Marty’ Markowitz, Kathryn Hahn, Casey Wilson, Georgia Prichett and Brittney Segal attend the red carpet premiere of “The Shrink Next Door.”

Directed by Michael Showalter and Jesse Peretz, and based on the script by Emmy, Golden Globe, BAFTA, WGA Award winner Georgia Pritchett, “The Shrink Next Door” hails from Civic Center Media in association with MRC Television. The series is based on the No. 1 podcast of 2019 by Wondery and Bloomberg Media.

Casey Wilson and Kathryn Hahn at the “The Shrink Next Door” premiere
Casey Wilson and Kathryn Hahn at the world premiere of “The Shrink Next Door,” premiering globally November 12 on Apple TV+.

In addition to starring, Ferrell and Rudd also serve as executive producers on the project. Ferrell, Jessica Elbaum and Brittney Segal executive produce for Gloria Sanchez Productions. Pritchett executive produces and writes in addition to serving as showrunner, and director Showalter executive produces alongside Jordana Mollick on behalf of Semi-Formal Productions.

Serving as executive producers are Marshall Lewy, Hernan Lopez and Aaron Hart for Wondery, and Jared Sandberg, Katie Boyce and Francesca Levy for Bloomberg Media, with the podcast's host Joe Nocera as co-executive producer.

Will Ferrell and Paul Rudd at the “The Shrink Next Door” premiere
“The Shrink Next Door” stars and executive producers Will Ferrell and Paul Rudd.
The cast of “The Shrink Next Door”
The cast of “The Shrink Next Door” alongside showrunner Georgia Prichett.
Will Ferrell and Martin ‘Marty’ Markowitz at the “The Shrink Next Door” premiere
Will Ferrell and the real-life Martin ‘Marty’ Markowitz at the red carpet premiere of Apple Original series “The Shrink Next Door.”

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