James Ponsoldt to Direct Jason Segel’s Shrinking

Apple TV+ has been very successful with its original series offerings like ted lasso. One of the streamer’s upcoming comedies, Contractioncomes with the help of ted lassoco-creator of Lawrence. Now the comedy series has found one of its directors and another cast member. Depending on the term, James Ponsold He will executive produce and direct multiple episodes of the project, including the pilot. Jessica Williams has also joined the opposite cast jason segel, christ millerY Harrison Ford.

The series follows “Jimmy (Segel), a grieving therapist who begins to break the rules and tells his clients exactly what he thinks. Ignoring his training and ethics, he finds himself making huge and tumultuous changes in people’s lives, including his own.” Williams will play the lead role of Gaby. Her character is described as a “therapist who works in practice with Dr. Phil Rhodes (Ford) and Jimmy (Segel). She’s involved in everything she’s passionate about, including her friend Jimmy of hers, who she loves and respects.”


The ten-episode series was created, co-written, and produced by Segel. Lawrence and Brett Goldstein from ted lasso fame also serve as writers and executive producers for the series. Besides, Jeff Ingold Y Lisa Katzer they are also executive producers. Warner Bros. Television is producing the project.

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Williams has had plenty of experience in the genre throughout her young career, starring in comedies like smart booking Y corporate animals. He also stars in the critically acclaimed HBO Max comedy series. Love life. However, most mainstream audiences will know the actress for her role as Professor Hicks in 2018’s sequel to Wizarding World. Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. Williams will reprise that role this month in Fantastic Beasts: Dumbledore’s Secrets. The actress also co-wrote and starred in the HBO series 2 drug queens.

Ponsoldt, on the other hand, recently directed and executive produced the Facebook Watch series. Sorry for your loss. Ponsoldt also has comedy experience as he directed the pilot of master of none as well as episodes of Shameless Y Paternity. His film experience includes directing the spectacular now, the end of the tourY The circle. Ponsoldt is currently directing the musical drama miniseries daisy jones and the six for Amazon Prime Video.

For all this, Contraction is shaping up to be another show to watch on Apple TV+. The concept of the series is very compelling and leaves plenty of room for heartbreaking laughs. Given that this is Ford’s first recurring television role of his career, that has to speak to the overall quality of this project as well.

There is a lot of talent behind this series and Ponsoldt and Williams only add to that. now that Contraction has one of its directors we should hear more news about the project soon like a start date for production. Until then, there’s plenty of comedic content on Apple TV+ like the one mentioned above. ted lasso to keep you busy.

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