Will Ferrell and Paul Rudd Talk ‘The Shrink Next Door’ on Apple TV+

Will Ferrell and Paul Rudd star as Marty and Dr. Ike in The Shrink Next Door. The highly anticipated limited series is inspired by true events and an original podcast of the same name. The first three episodes premiered globally on Apple TV+ on Friday, November 12. One new episode is being released weekly, every Friday. Ferrell and Rudd both also serve as executive producers on the project.

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 (Paul Rudd) and his longtime patient Martin “Marty” Markowitz (Will Ferrell). Dr. Ike is accompanied by his unsuspecting wife Bonnie Herschkopf (Casey Wilson) and though Marty may be defenseless against Dr. Ike enticing offerings, his hard-headed sister Phyllis (Kathryn Hahn) is not.

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Ferrell’s film work include Men Seeking Women, Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery, A Night at the Roxbury, The Suburbans, Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me, Superstar, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, Zoolander, Drowning Mona, The Ladies Man, Old School, Elf, Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, Melinda and Melinda, Kicking & Screaming, Bewitched, Winter Passing, Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, Stranger Than Fiction, Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, Daddy’s Home, Zoolander 2, The House, Daddy’s Home 2, Everything Must Go, The Campaign, Get Hard, Holmes & Watson, Downhill, Blades of Glory, Semi-Pro, The Other Guys, Step Brothers, Land of the Lost, Casa de mi Padre, as well as The Producers.

The actor’s notable television appearances include The Office, The Spoils of Babylon, The Spoils Before Dying, No Activity, and Eastbound & Down. He has also lent his voice to characters in The Oblongs, Curious George, Megamind, The Lego Movie, and The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part.

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Rudd is best known for his role as Scott Lang / Ant-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. In the MCU, he can be seen in Ant-ManCaptain America: Civil WarAnt-Man and the Wasp, as well as Avengers: Endgame. Upcoming, his new film Ghostbusters: Afterlife will be released in theaters on November 19 and he stars next in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania. The actor’s television work includes FriendsParks and RecreationWild OatsSistersWet Hot American Summer: First Day of CampWet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later, and Living with Yourself.

Other film credits include CluelessThe Size of WatermelonsAnchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy200 CigarettesWet Hot American SummerThe ChâteauThe Shape of ThingsHalloween: The Curse of Michael MyersThe Object of My AffectionThe 40-Year-Old VirginDiggersNight at the MuseumThe TenKnocked UpI Could Never Be Your WomanOver Her Dead BodyDinner for SchmucksOur Idiot BrotherWanderlustThe Perks of Being a WallflowerAnchorman 2: The Legend ContinuesThe Fundamentals of Caring, This Is 40The Catcher Was a SpyIdeal HomeAdmissionAll Is BrightThey Came TogetherHow Do You KnowP.S.The Cider House RulesThe LocustsRole ModelsTwo DaysPrince Avalanche, and I Love You, Man.

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I had the honor of speaking with the amazing duo about bringing this different dynamic to life together on screen and the takeaway they hope audiences get from The Shrink Next Door.

Watch my interview below to hear what they told me:

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