By Ben Sales 

The real Jewish story behind the Will Ferrell-Paul Rudd series 'The Shrink Next Door'


November 19, 2021

Apple TV+

Will Ferrell (l) plays a real-life Jewish garment manufacturer and Paul Rudd plays the psychiatrist who manipulates him in "The Shrink Next Door," a new limited Series on Apple TV+.

(New York Jewish Week via JTA) - One of the first images of "The Shrink Next Door," the limited series premiering Friday on Apple TV+, is of a smiling man wearing a huge kippah, chatting at a party in the Hamptons. 

The party, viewers will later find out, is being held at the summer home of Marty Markowitz, a garment district merchant whose life becomes increasingly dominated by his psychiatrist, Isaac "Ike" Herschkopf. The series is based on a true story that was first told in a popular 2019 podcast of the same name by journalist Joe Nocera.

Paul Rudd plays Herschkopf and Will Ferrell pla...

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