Apple TV+ Picks Up Will Ferrell/Paul Rudd Series ‘The Shrink Next Door’

The next time you see Will Ferrell and Paul Rudd together, it won’t be in Anchorman 3 (thank goodness). It’ll be in the comedy series The Shrink Next Door, and Apple TV+ is where you’ll need to go to get it.

Apple TV+ has acquired comedy The Shrink Next Door, which was revealed earlier this year. The first eight-episode season is based on the Wondery true-crime podcast about a charismatic celebrity psychiatrist (Rudd) who charms his way into the life of his client (Ferrell) and takes it over.

Succession writer Georgia Pritchett will act as showrunner, with Michael Showalter (The Big Sick, The Lovebirds) directing episodes. No word on when Apple TV+ will debut the series, but given the service’s quiet launch they’ll probably make it pretty soon.

Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.