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'The Shrink Next Door': 5 things you need to know about the Apple TV+ show

Starring Paul Rudd 'The Shrink Next Door' is based on a true story
UPDATED NOV 12, 2021
Paul Rudd and Will Ferrell in 'The Shrink Next Door' (Apple TV+).
Paul Rudd and Will Ferrell in 'The Shrink Next Door' (Apple TV+).

Now more than ever, people now realize the importance of taking care of their mental health. Having a licensed professional to help you deal with your issues can certainly enable you to work on issues and other problems you might face. And while we trust doctors, seeing that they have the role of a caregiver, if you look at it objectively, you are giving another person access to yourself and in this case, your mind. 'The Shrink Next Door' is the story of how that situation can quickly go wrong.

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When does 'The Shrink Next Door' release and where can you watch it

'The Shrink Next Door' premieres on November 12, 2021, on Apple TV+

Who stars in the 'The Shrink Next Door' series

Will Ferrell
John William Ferrell is an actor, comedian, producer, and writer. Ferrell has been nominated for an Emmy Award for his work on 'Saturday Night Live' and three Golden Globe Award nominations for his role in 'The Producers' and 'Stranger than Fiction' and for producing 'Vice'. Some of his works include 'The Other Guys', 'The Campaign', 'Get Hard', 'Holmes & Watson', 'Curious George' and 'Megamind'. 

Will Ferrell attends "The Shrink Next Door" New York Premiere at The Morgan Library  (Photo by Alexi J. Rosenfeld/Getty Images).

Paul Rudd
Paul Stephen Rudd is an actor, screenwriter and producer. Some of his works include 'Ghostbusters: Afterlife', 'What If...?', 'The Simpsons', 'At Home with Amy Sedaris', 'Home Movie: The Princess Bride', 'Conan', 'Living with Yourself', 'Avengers: Endgame' and 'Ant-Man and the Wasp'. 

Paul Rudd attends "The Shrink Next Door" New York Premiere at The Morgan Library (Photo by Alexi J. Rosenfeld/Getty Images)

The series also features Kathryn Hahn and Casey Wilson.

What is 'The Shrink Next Door' all about

 "Inspired by true events, "The Shrink Next Door" details the bizarre relationship between psychiatrist to the stars Dr. Isaac "Ike" Herschkopf (played by Paul Rudd) and his longtime patient Martin "Marty" Markowitz (played by Will Ferrell). Over the course of their relationship, the all-too-charming Ike slowly inserts himself into Marty's life, even moving into Marty's Hamptons home and persuading Marty to name him president of the family business. The series explores how a seemingly normal doctor-patient dynamic morphs into an exploitative relationship filled with manipulation, power grabs, and dysfunction at its finest. The series also stars Kathryn Hahn as Phyllis, Marty's younger sister, and Casey Wilson as Bonnie, the wife of Dr. Herschkopf."



Michael Showalter
Michael Showalter is a comedian, actor, director, writer, and producer. Some of his directorial works include 'The Eyes of Tammy Faye', 'The Lovebirds', 'In the Dark', 'Ray Romano: Right Here, Around the Corner', 'Grace and Frankie', 'Love', 'Search Party' and 'The Big Sick'.

Jesse Peretz
Jesse Peretz is a film and television director, TV producer and former musician. Some of his directorial works include 'Modern Love', 'Social Distance', 'Teenage Bounty Hunters', 'High Fidelity', 'GLOW' and 'Shrill'.


You can watch the trailer for 'The Shrink Next Door' here.