Harrison Ford has signed on to star in Apple TV Plus‘s “Shrinking,” a 10-episode comedy series written and executive produced by Segel and Ted Lasso‘s co-creator/executive producer/showrunner Bill Lawrence and star/writer/producer Brett Goldstein, in his first major TV series role.
The series is created by Warner Bros. Television and follows a therapist (Segel) who begins to violate the rules and tell his clients exactly what he thinks. He finds himself making massive, dramatic changes to people’s lives…including his own…despite his training and ethics.
Dr. Phil Rhodes, a down-to earth, sharp-as-a-tack “blue collar shrink,” blunt but with an ever-present twinkle, will be played by Ford, who has joined “Shrinking” after extensive talks. Phil is a pioneer in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and has created a successful practice with his two young proteges, Jimmy and Gaby, throughout the years. Phil, who has always been fiercely independent, has lately been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, which challenges him to step outside of his comfort zone as he confronts intrusive friends, estranged relatives, and his legacy.
Warner Bros. Television and Lawrence’s studio-based Doozer Productions collaborate on Shrinking. Along with Jeff Ingold and Liza Katzer of Doozer, Segel, Lawrence, and Goldstein serve as executive producers.
Ford, who was most recently seen in the feature film The Call of the Wild, will reprise his role as Indiana Jones in director James Mangold’s upcoming Indiana Jones 5. UTA and Ziffren Brittenham represent him.