The “Anchorman” duo of Paul Rudd and Will Ferrell are teaming up once again. But the new series they’re working on is set to be very different than the shenanigans seen in their previous collaboration.
According to Variety, Rudd and Ferrell are set to star in a new TV comedy series titled “The Shrink Next Door.” The series follows a psychiatrist-to-the-stars (Rudd) that uses his influence to form an odd relationship with his client (Ferrell). Over the course of time, the doctor moves in with his client and takes over the running of his home.
“The Shrink Next Door” is set to be directed by Michael Showalter, of “The Big Sick” fame, and written by Georgia Pritchett, who will also executive produce. Pritchett is probably best known as a producer and writer on the HBO series “Succession.” She also was a writer for the comedy series, “Veep.” “The Shrink Next Door” is being set up through MRC Television and no network or streaming service is attached to distribute.
The new series is the first time that Rudd and Ferrell teamed up on screen since the 2013 film “Anchorman 2.” Both men have a long list of comedy works in their filmography. Most recently, Ferrell has starred in the film “Downhill.” Ferrell will soon be seen in the Netflix comedy film, “Eurovision.” Rudd, on the other hand, has been a superhero in “Avengers: Endgame” and starred in the recent Netflix series “Living with Yourself.” His next film is the upcoming “Ghostbusters: Afterlife.”
There’s no word on when we might see “The Shrink Next Door” arrive on TV screens. Obviously, with Rudd and Ferrell attached, this will have quite the bidding war to see what network or streamer will bring it to customers.