Paul Rudd and Will Ferrell reunite for new dark comedy series The Shrink Next Door 1 year ago

Paul Rudd and Will Ferrell reunite for new dark comedy series The Shrink Next Door

Ferrell, Rudd, Kathryn Hahn and Billy Joel - the show's teaser really has it all.

Anchorman stars Will Farrell and Paul Rudd are reuniting for new Apple TV+ series The Shrink Next Door.

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Inspired by true events and based on a podcast, the series details the bizarre relationship between a psychiatrist to the stars (Paul Rudd) and his longtime patient (Will Ferrell).

Over the course of their relationship, the all-too-charming psychiatrist slowly inserts himself into his patient’s life, even moving into his Hamptons home.

The synopsis from Apple TV+ reads: "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."

You may read that premise and think it sounds more like a thriller than a comedy and indeed, there are not many belly laughs to be had in the first teaser for the show.

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That said, casting such naturally funny people as Ferrell and Rudd - as well as Kathryn Hahn (WandaVision) and Casey Wilson (Happy Endings) - suggests there will a heaping of dark comedy amongst the thriller elements.

The Shrink Next Door will premiere on Apple TV+ on 12 November. Check out its intriguing teaser set to Billy Joel classic 'My Life' below.

Clip via Apple TV

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