Our comedy-loving brains nearly exploded when we caught wind that Will Ferrell and Paul Rudd are set to reunite for a new dark comedy titled The Shrink Next Door. So we really had to take some deep breaths before watching the newly-released teaser. Spoiler alert: the first look did not disappoint.
In case you need a refresh on the upcoming series, it follows Dr. Isaac "Ike" Herschkopf (Paul Rudd), a seemingly pleasant shrink, and his developing relationship with patient Martin "Marty" Markowitz (Will Ferrell). But things soon get dark as the doctor begins showing other sides of himself. Ike slowly takes over Marty's life under the guise of a helpful therapist. Luckily (or not - we'll have to wait to find out), the patient's sister, played by Kathryn Hahn, starts to take notice.
"Everything looks fine... until you see the bigger picture," reads the official teaser's description. Sounds a little scary? It is. But don't take our word for it. Take a look at the new teaser for yourself in the below clip. The new series, directed by Michael Showalter and Jesse Peretz, seems guaranteed to get some chuckles out of us while also making audiences squirm in their seats with anticipation. But according to Ferrell, it's not all darkness in this warped shrink-patient relationship.
"There are some elements of it that really mirror a love story in the classic sense, between two people who really, at certain points in time, meant so much to each other," the actor told Entertainment Weekly. "And then in a negative sense, as some relationships go, there was a terrible codependency there that was obviously pretty debilitating to one party more than the other. But if I would sum it up, it's kind of a combination of Thelma and Louise meet Butch and Sundance meet Turner and Hooch."
Co-star Rudd added, "With just a little sprinkling of the Sunshine boys on top. Kind of like powdered sugar on top of the pancake." Well, consider us intrigued. The Shrink Next Door is set to premiere on November 12, 2021, on Apple TV. We'll be here to keep you updated on any "breakthroughs" until then (yes, we are practicing our therapeutic lingo in anticipation of the show).