He may be best known as Marshall in How I Met Your Mother, but Jason Segel has teamed up with Ted Lasso co-creator Bill Lawrence for a show about a shrink going through loss. Shrinking is set to premiere by the end of the week, and we have a trailer featuring Segel and Harrison Ford.
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Lawrence and Segel have co-created the series alongside Lasso star Brett Goldstein. While the character of Jimmy (Segel) may be struggling in this story, we should expect Shrinking to have a more optimistic message as the episodes go along—as we shouldn’t expect any less from the people who worked on Ted Lasso.
Here’s the series description:
Shrinking follows a grieving therapist (played by Segel) who starts to break the rules and tell his clients exactly what he thinks. Ignoring his training and ethics, he finds himself making huge, tumultuous changes to people’s lives…including his own.
After HIMYM, it feels like Segel has been trying to shake off his Marshall typecasting by pursuing all kinds of different, more artsy projects; but with Shrinking, I guess he could be coming back to something more positive and optimistic while not being as typical as a multi-cam sitcom.
I’ll admit, the show nabbing Harrison Ford is also kind of a surprise, but with him being part of blockbusters and not really needing any TV appearances, it feels like Shrinking could be a project that Ford was personally interested in.
Shrinking is set to premiere on Apple TV+ this Jan. 27.