Instead of always taking the safe, traditional route, there are instances when veering off the beaten path is the best option, and the upcoming Apple TV series “Shrinking,” starring Harrison Ford and Jason Segel, will make you realise why? The show focuses on Jimmy Laird, a well-established psychiatrist (played by Jason Segel), who, after losing his wife, is trying hard to get his life back on track. He divides his hours sitting in front of strangers, listening to their marital issues and workforce dilemma. Realising Jimmy is of no help to his patients and himself, he decides to take a detour and helps his clients by really expressing himself. Here’s everything we know about the upcoming Apple TV series, “Shrinking.”
Release Date: When Is It Hitting Apple TV?
“Shrinking,” Apple TV’s latest offering, is scheduled to hit Apple’s proprietary streaming platform on January 27, 2023. The comedy series is the brainchild of Bill Lawrence, Jason Segel, and Brett Goldstein. The streaming platform first announced the series in October 2021. The first season of the series is due to span ten episodes, with each episode having a runtime of a little over 50 minutes. The premiere date of the program is set for January 27, 2023, and the fans will be blessed with two episodes on the very first day, with the rest of the episodes dropping every week after that.
Cast: Who’ll Be Appearing In The Apple TV Series?
Apple leaves no stone unturned and spares no cost when it comes to its shows, as evidenced by its series like “See,” starring Jason Mamoa, with a staggering budget of more than $15 million per episode. After dominating the streaming chart with his last picture, “Windfall,” Jason Segel is due to make his comeback with the upcoming series “Shrinking.” “Indiana Jones” alum Harrison Ford will also be joining the series as “Phil Rodes.” In addition, the series also features the likes of Jessica Williams in the role of Gabrielle Evans, Luke Tennie as Sean, Michael Urie as Brian, Lukita Maxwell as Alice, Christa Miller as Liz, Ted McGinley, Heidi Gardner as Grace, Lilan Bowden as Tia, Rachael Stubington as Summer, and more.
‘Shrinking’ Plot Synopsis: What’s The Series About?
The story puts its audience in the footsteps of Jimmy Laird, a psychiatrist who divides his hours between listening to his patients and mourning his dead wife. Jimmy has a hard time coping with his loss and often resorts to unconventional approaches to find peace, like topping up on painkillers and drinking alcohol at three in the morning. His loved ones and friends often ask whether he’s going to stay like this forever but are usually met with vague or unconvincing responses. It looks like he doesn’t pay attention to his patients or clients, partly because he realises that he wouldn’t be able to help them unless he spoke his mind, but he can’t do it, which eventually drives him crazy. Rather than simply telling them a magic word, he needs to walk around and figure out what the issue is and how to solve it. Fortunately, one day he has a breakthrough and finally tells his female client what he really feels and advises her to dump her emotionally abusive husband rather than walk the extra mile, telling her to work on her relationship. His patient complies with a convincing “okay,” making him realise he can help his patients better if he just says the truth rather than polishing and sugar coating his words, thus beginning a new chapter in his life. He started giving advices that’ll really help rather than flexing the medical jargon.
His friend and boss, Phil Rhodes, played by Indiana Jones alum Harrison Ford, advises him to stop experimenting and be ethical, as it would eventually burn down his well-established career. But Jimmy has no intention to stop, as his newfound method is really helping his patients. Maybe this is just a front, an excuse to help him cope with the loss of his wife. When faced with a choice, one could fall victim to his grief or face it and walk to the other side, where the sun shines stronger, and Jimmy decides to go with the latter. From breaking into the house to advising his client to scatter his mother’s ashes in a baseball stand, Jimmy provides his patients with all kinds of unconventional solutions. Eventually, his friends began to realise that his so-called “unethical” approach was really helping him get his spark back. He is beginning to slowly recover from the loss of his wife. However, it’s not in stone, but rumour has it that Jason Segel has played a significant role in the creation of his character Jimmy Segel. Actor Jason Segel is known for often infusing his own creative vision into his projects, and given his hall of fame, “Shrinking” is sure to break some series records.
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