Happy Endings’ Casey Wilson joins The Shrink Next Door
The roster for the Will Ferrell (Daddy’s Home) and Paul Rudd (Ant-Man and the Wasp)-starring Apple series The Shrink Next Door is growing even further as Happy Endings and Black Monday alum Casey Wilson has joined, according to Variety.
The Shrink Next Door is a dark comedy inspired by true events that detail the bizarre relationship between psychiatrist to the stars Dr. Isaac “Ike” Herschkopf and his longtime patient Martin “Marty” Markowitz. Over the course of their relationship, the all-too-charming Ike slowly takes over Marty’s life, even moving into Marty’s Hamptons home and taking over his family business. The series explores how a seemingly normal doctor-patient dynamic morphs into an unprecedentedly exploitative relationship filled with manipulation, power grabs, and dysfunction at its finest.
Wilson, who is set to star as Dr. Herschkopf’s wife Bonnie, joins a cast that also will include Kathryn Hahn, who has collaborated with Ferrell and Rudd on multiple occasions going all the way back to the 2004 acclaimed comedy Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy.
Led by Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues co-stars Paul Rudd and Will Ferrell, the limited series will be directed by Michael Showalter (The Big Sick, The Lovebirds) from a on a script written by Georgia Pritchett (Succession, Veep).
The Shrink Next Door is produced by Civic Center Media in association with MRC Television, Gloria Sanchez Productions, Semi-Formal Productions, Wondery, and Bloomberg Media. Ferrell, Jessica Elbaum, and Brittney Segal will executive produce for Gloria Sanchez Productions. Rudd and Pritchett will also serve as executive producers.
Showalter and Jordana Mollick will executive produce on behalf of Semi-Formal Productions. Marshall Lewy for Wondery and Jared Sandberg, Katie Boyce, and Francesca Levy for Bloomberg Media will serve as executive producers, with the podcast’s host Joe Nocera as co-executive producer.
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