A good news for all the binge-watchers! The hit series Shrinking has renewed for a Shrinking Season 2, and amidst the ongoing uproar about the release of the second season, the production hints it to be in 2024.
The second season of the series has been confirmed by the makers, and the season is going to be a part of the three-season arc. It is an Apple TV+ hit show that stars Harrison Ford and Jason Segel.
The comedy series revolves around a group of therapists and how they help their patients. However, soon it is discovered that just as they are therapists doesn’t confirm that their lives are perfectly in order.
Segel’s Jimmy Liard is seen grieving his wife’s death and, therefore, becomes highly unpredictable with his therapy practices. The character of Dr. Rhodes, played by Harrison Ford, is a thoughtful, quiet and meditative therapist and has received outstanding responses from critics and subscribers.
The series has scored 91% on Rotten Tomatoes and 87% on Audience score. The show reflects the efforts of some great minds. The series is created by Jason Segel along with Brett Goldstein, a comedian who plays Roy Kent in Ted Lasso and Bill Lawrence.
As a well-accepted, much-praised series on the internet, the series is never going to remain a one-and-done miniseries. Amidst the news regarding the release date, cast, and storylines, there remains quite a lot of speculation regarding the makers’ coming up with a new season.
Who is Starring in Shrinking 2?
As per the recent updates, the entire cast of the first season is to return in with Season 2. Jimmy Laird will be played by Jason Segel, and Harrison Ford is to return with the character of Dr. Rhoades and Jessica as Gaby, another therapist in the row who works with Jimmy and Paul.
The shrinking cast is to return with Michael Urie as Brian, Lukita Maxwell as Alice, and Christa Miller as Liz. There is news about the new characters who are to appear in the next season.
The cast of shrinking is yet to be confirmed. The production has decided to include some more characters in the show who will appear in the form of the therapists’ clients. This will add to the comic effect of the show and will take it to new heights.
Who’s Making Shrinking Season 2?
The second season of Shrinking is to come up with a creative team including Jason Segel, Bill Lawrence, and Brett Goldstein. They would once again be running the show. Jason Segel, who is a great comedy actor is also known for other notable roles.
He has written movies like Forgetting Sarah Marshall, The Muppets, and The Five-Year Engagement. Lawrence, too is famous for a line of hit shows he directed. His notable shows include Scrubs and Ted Lasso, but he also created Cougar Town, Spin City, and Ground Floor.
Goldstein has also written many short-lived shows but is more remarked as an actor and has appeared as Hercules in Thor: Love and Thunder.
When to Expect Shrinking Season 2?
The Season 2 of this series have been confirmed, but the exact release date is yet to be announced. However, as the second season has been confirmed so soon, the release turnaround is expected to be within a year or could be even less.
The Season 2 of Ted Lasso was released less than a year after the first season was wrapped up. It could be expected that the same could be the case with Shrinking. However, the series is facing several uphills with the second season that might delay the release.
The pre-production process has been adversely affected by the writer’s strike. Even if the episodes were written completely the production could have been delayed by the actor’s strike too.
What Would be the Story of Season 2?
In the previous Season, we have seen that Grace, a patient of Jimmy, has pushed her boyfriend off the cliff in the climax. Now, Season 2 might open with Jimmy losing his job as he must be held responsible for his client’s action as he earlier jokingly told Grace to “boop” her boyfriend off a cliff.
He ignores the signs that his patient is capable of doing the same. Now, in that way, Season 2 can get deeper into the crime route, engaging the audience even more.
But again, Lawrence has even hinted that in Season 2, “They’re not gonna be in a courtroom,” which turns the table. What the story is will only be known once the series gets released, and how far it will be successful can only be revealed through the shrinking reviews.