Michael Urie and More To Join Apple TV+ Comedy


| LAST UPDATE 04/21/2022

By Lily Tipton
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Ever since the news of the upcoming comedy show Shrinking was announced by Apple TV+, we've been following the updates closely. From casting choices to plot lines, we want it all. Yesterday, the streaming site announced the latest actors to join the cast, and it keeps getting better! Michael Urie, who rose to fame on Ugly Betty, Luke Tennie from CSI: Vegas, and Generation's star Lukita Maxwell have all been booked for the comedy series. Here's what we know so far.

These three comedic icons will be joining an already announced star-studded cast, including Jason Segal, who additionally serves as the project's executive producer and writer. Harrison Ford, Jessica Williams, and Christa Miller have also been previously confirmed to appear, while James Ponsoldt is set to play the double role of executive producer and director.

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Brief character descriptions for the three new roles have been provided along with the announcement, hinting at the series' attempt to include some heartfelt moments within this comedic premise. Deadline reports that Urie will play Brian, Jimmy's lawyer best friend, who is the kind of guy that always sees the glass as half-full. Tennie will take on the role of Sean, a young patient of Jimmy's who is recovering from his service in the US military. He will explore his PTSD struggles from his time in the army as well as his complicated family dynamic as a result of his anger issues. Maxwell will act as Jimmy's daughter, Alice. Despite previously doing well in school, she is starting to struggle as a result of her dad's emotional state of decline. 

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As we previously reported, Shrinking will include ten episodes following the life of Jimmy (played by Segal), a therapist who starts to break all the rules while going through a grieving period. Coming to us from the creators and writers behind Ted Lasso, Bill Lawrence, and Brett Goldstein, there is little doubt we won't be laughing till we cry. We're still yet to hear of a release date, but fingers crossed it's coming soon! Stay tuned.

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