We all know and love him from How I Met Your Mother, and now actor Jason Segel is attached to a new project where he takes the lead in front of and behind the cameras. We’ll be able to see his talent showcased again in Apple TV+’s upcoming series, Shrinking!
The star will serve as a writer and executive producer behind the scenes, alongside Bill Lawrence and Brett Goldstein. Writers on the show also include Brian Gallivan, Rachna Fruchbom, Bill Posely, Annie Mebane, Wally Baram, Sofi Selig, and executive producer Neil Goldman. Jeff Ingold, Liza Katzer, James Ponsoldt, and Randall Winston take on executive producing duties.
Ready to continue following the actor’s other projects? Here’s all we know about the upcoming series!
Shrinking release date
The comedy premieres Friday, Jan. 27, 2023 on Apple TV+. There will be a total of 10 episodes, with the first two streaming on premiere day. They will be followed by one episode weekly until the finale on Friday, March 24, 2023.
The series follows Jimmy’s character, a grieving husband whose wife has recently passed. As he struggles to cope with the loss, while being a dad and friend as well, he decides to do things differently in his everyday life – anyone he speaks to, Jimmy will give them “unfiltered” and “brutal honesty,” according to Apple TV+. Though this approach isn’t the best for this therapist, as he uses it on his clients as well which goes against his training and ethics. But perhaps speaking the truth will benefit those around him, and himself as well.
Joining Segel onscreen is Star Wars icon Harrison Ford! The Apple TV+ show will be one of the first major television roles for the Han Solo actor. We’ve shared the full cast list below:
- Jason Segel as Jimmy
- Harrison Ford as Dr. Paul Rhodes
- Christa Miller as Liz
- Jessica Williams as Gaby
- Michael Urie as Brian
- Luke Tennie as Sean
- Lukita Maxwell
We don’t have a trailer yet, but the streaming service has shared a teaser trailer! It introduces us to the characters we’ll be seeing. Check out the video below:
The official trailer is here! It shows the lead characters struggles with his grief, how his new approach may actually be helping his patients, and the comedic tone of the series. Check out the video below:
Shrinking premieres Friday, Jan. 27, 2023 with the first two episodes on Apple TV+.