Harrison Ford Joins Upcoming Apple TV+ Comedy Show “Shrinking”

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Superstar Harrison Ford to be part of Jason Segel’s Apple TV+ comedy show Contractionaccording to a new report.

While Segel will also write the series alongside Ted Lasso creator Bill Lawrence, all eyes will surely be on Harrison Ford who has now joined the cast according to Variety.

Apple TV+ has yet to officially announce the comedy show, but we already know quite a bit about it. Contraction will follow Jimmy, the character of Segel. Jimmy is a grieving therapist who begins to ignore his ethics and forces his clients to make huge life-altering decisions. Ford will apparently play a “shrink” on the show.

Ford will play Dr. Phil Rhodes, described as a down-to-earth, sharp-edged “blue-collar shrink,” blunt but with an ever-present flicker. Phil is a pioneer in cognitive behavioral therapy who has built a successful practice over the years that he shares with his two young proteges, Jimmy and Gaby. Fiercely independent, Phil was recently diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, which forces him out of his comfort zone as he struggles with intrusive friends, estranged family and his legacy.

Variety notes that the Apple TV+ show will be Ford’s first recurring television role, which might come as a surprise to some given the longevity of his career.

We don’t know when we can expect Contraction coming to our TV screens, but we can bet it’ll be another must-see. You’ll need an Apple TV+ subscription to do this, of course, unless you have the Apple One subscription plan.

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Javier E. Swan