‘The Shrink Next Door’ is based on a popular podcast of the same name by Joe Nocera, and it has garner following on Apple TV+ with fans demanding The Shrink Next Door Season 2 but will we see more story of the doctor who takes over his patient affairs and try to fit the shoes of his patient?
The darkly comedy drama has fans asking for more but don’t worry, we will tell you everything you need to know about The Shrink Next Door Season 2 without having to meet an actual shrink yourself!
Will there be The Shrink Next Door Season 2?
‘The Shrink Next Door’ season 1 premiered on November 12, 2021, on Apple TV+. The first three episodes were released simultaneously, with subsequent episodes coming out weekly. Season 1 has 8 episodes in total, each with a runtime of between 40 and 50 minutes.
As far as season 2 is concerned, since the show is presented as a miniseries, a follow-up season seems unlikely. The story follows an exceptionally long arc of about three decades, starting from when Marty first meets Dr. Ike until the two finally part ways after the former fires the latter. Based on the remarkable true story of Isaac Herschkopf and his former patient, Marty Markowitz, the show’s narrative follows their tale relatively closely from the beginning till its apparent end. Considering Marty and Dr. Ike break contact at the end of Season 1 and the latter’s medical license is revoked, there doesn’t seem to be much more of the story to be continued.
Of course, there might be more to Marty’s complaints against his former psychiatrist, and the story might continue, telling us how the lives of the two central characters play out after they part ways. Unconcluded threads like the fate of Dr. Ike and Bonnie’s marriage and the fate of Marty’s family business could also be areas that a potential season 2 could explore. However, the most remarkable aspect of the plot, that Dr. Ike essentially takes over Marty’s life and financial affairs, has been told in the first season.
It also becomes clear that Dr. Ike has had other patients who he convinced to break ties with their families, much as he did with Marty. Though a potential season 2 could delve into these other patients of Dr. Ike, it is clear that none of them were as close or intimately linked to him as Marty, meaning that the show has covered the most essential parts of the story. The narrative of the podcast that the miniseries is inspired from also doesn’t delve too deep into the stories of other patients, though it does feature two of them (under pseudonyms).
Thus, it seems like the miniseries will stick to its original description and not expand into a multi-season affair. The story is sufficiently covered, and the postscripts at the end of season 1 have a sense of finality that tells us that the story, as told by the show, is essentially over. All things considered, it seems highly unlikely that ‘The Shrink Next Door’ season 2 will ever get made.
Who will be in The Shrink Next Door Season 2?
The Shrink Next Door features small but recurring cast and with no deaths to be concerned for the show, expect all if not some characters are returning in some capacity. But since there’s no announcement whether or not there will be The Shrink Next Door Season 2, the list of cast listed below are mere speculation.
Once more news regarding The Shrink Next Door Season 2 is out, we will update the cast information accordingly.
The star studded cast such as Will Ferrell (Marty Markowitz), Paul Rudd (Ike), Kathryn Hahn (Phyllis Shapiro), Casey Wilson (Bonnie), Cornell Womack (Bruce) and Robin Barlett (Cathy) are all likely to return if The Shrink Next Door.
And so does all supporting cast such as Robin Bartlett, Gable Swanlund, Lee Bachrach, Sarayu Blue, Amir Talai, Allan Wasserman, Richard Aaron Anderson, Kesia Brooke, Bob Glouberman, Justin James Farley, Annie Karstens, Larry Weissman, Mathew Trent Hunnicutt, Traci Belushi, Christina Vidal, Lindsey Kraft, Carlos Lacamara, Lisa Rinna, Rob Brownstein, Annie Korzen, Paul Schackman, Jack Laufer, Keith Chandler, Paul Bond, Brooke Baumer, Tony Abatemarco, and Teddy Lane Jr. Don are all likely to return.