Watch Anchorman's Paul Rudd and Will Ferrell Reunite For a Dramatic New Show

Anchorman stars Paul Rudd and Will Ferrell reunite for Apple TV+'s The Shrink Next Door. Check out the first trailer.

By Alyssa Ray Jun 17, 2021 9:19 PMTags
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Everything is not fine between Will Ferrell and Paul Rudd's characters in the first look at Apple TV+'s The Shrink Next Door.

On Thursday, June 17, the streaming service released a new trailer for the upcoming dramedy—based off the titular Wondery podcast —and proved that this Anchorman reunion is far from funny. Instead, viewers watch as Dr. Isaac "Ike" Herschkopf (Rudd) inserts himself into the life of his patient Marty (Ferrell).

"Inspired by the true story of Marty and the therapist who turned his life around...then took it over," teased Apple TV+'s description. "When he first meets Dr. Ike, Marty just wants to get better at boundaries. Over 30 years, he'll learn all about them—and what happens when they get crossed."

At the start of the trailer, Marty assures the shrink that "everything is fine" in his life. Before long, footage shows him fighting with his sister Phyllis (WandaVision's Kathryn Hahn) and teetering on the edge of a breakdown. Gaining Marty's trust, Dr. Ike comments, "You know what word I'm getting a little tired of hearing from you, Marty? The 'F' word."

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Although Dr. Ike promises Marty that he won't let anyone use him, it's clear he doesn't mean it. While Marty feels his life is changing in a positive way, Phyllis calls out the shrink for being "unconventional," adding, "I don't trust him."

 

And Phyllis' instinct is right as Dr. Ike is later seen manipulating his client. "Marty, I have your best interest at heart," he says through gritted teeth. "But, without trust, we have nothing."

A nervous Marty responds, "I do trust you. I trust you completely."

This is clearly Marty's fatal flaw as he finds himself in the hospital at one point in the trailer. Will Marty ever break free from Dr. Ike? We guess we'll have to tune in to find out.

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Catch the intense first look for yourself above!

The Shrink Next Door premieres November 12 on Apple TV+.

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