Apple TV+ has given the green light to Shrinking Season 2, which will continue the critically-acclaimed and global hit comedy series co-created by Jason Segel, Bill Lawrence and Brett Goldstein.
The eighth episode of the series’ 10-episode first season debuts on the streaming service on Friday, March 10.
Since its premiere on Apple TV+ earlier this year, Shrinking has been hailed as “one of 2023’s funniest shows,” as well as the “most charming and life-affirming show about grieving ever made.”
Audiences and critics alike have praised the series for its “top notch writing”; “memorable performances” from stars Segel and Harrison Ford in one of his first television roles; and, “first-rate and thoroughly charming” cast which also includes Jessica Williams, Christa Miller, Lukita Maxwell, Michael Urie and Luke Tennie.
“We have loved the engaging, touching and hilarious world of ‘Shrinking’ since the beginning, and it has been wonderful to watch as audiences around the world continue to connect with these big-hearted characters,” said Matt Cherniss, head of programming for Apple TV+.
He continued about Shrinking Season 2: “We can’t wait for viewers to experience what the cast and creative team have for season two.”
Starring Jason Segel and Harrison Ford in one of this first television roles, Shrinking follows grieving therapist Jimmy (played by Segel) who starts to break the rules and tell his clients exactly what he thinks. Ignoring his training and ethics, he finds himself making huge, tumultuous changes to people’s lives… including his own.
In addition to Segel and Ford (Paul), the series stars Jessica Williams (Gaby), Christa Miller (Liz), Lukita Maxwell (Alice), Michael Urie (Brian) and Luke Tennie (Sean).
A new episode of Shrinking debuts globally this Friday on Apple TV+. In this week’s new episode, “Boop,” Paul and Brian come to Jimmy’s aid when Alice stars acting out. Liz and Sean support Gaby by accompanying her to an event.
Co-created by Emmy Award-winning Ted Lasso executive producer Bill Lawrence, Emmy Award-winning Ted Lasso star, writer and co-executive producer Brett Goldstein, and Segel, Shrinking is produced by Warner Bros. Television, where Lawrence and Goldstein are under overall deals, and Lawrence’s Doozer Productions.
Lawrence, Segel, Goldstein, Neil Goldman, James Ponsoldt, Randall Winston, Jeff Ingold and Liza Katzer serve as executive producers.
Lawrence, Segel and Goldstein wrote the first episode, which was directed by Ponsoldt.
The Shrinking Season 2 announcement follows celebrated Apple Original series that have also recently received renewals, including Acapulco, Tehran, Bad Sisters, Surface, Trying, Physical, Loot, Slow Horses, For All Mankind, Pachinko, and The Afterparty.
There’s also the second season of Emmy and AFI Award winner Schmigadoon!, Swagger season two, and the second season of 14x Emmy Award-nominated Severance.