Harrison Ford to star in comedy series Shrinking on Apple TV+

Harrison Ford just lined up his next role with Apple TV+ taking the veteran actor to the small screen for the upcoming comedy series Contraction. By The Hollywood Reporter, Ford will co-star with Jason Segel in the series, which is being developed by Segel and Ted Lasso producers Bill Lawrence and Brett Goldstein. The casting marks Ford’s first continuous role in a television series.

In Contractiona “grieving therapist (Segel) begins to break the rules and tell his clients exactly what he is thinking. Unaware of his training and ethics, he finds himself making huge changes in people’s lives, including hers.”

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Ford plays Dr. Phil Rhodes, a “down-to-earth and sharp blue-collar shrink and pioneer in cognitive-behavioral therapy. He shares a practice with two of his proteges, Jimmy (Segel) and Gaby, and was recently diagnosed with with Parkinson’s disease, forcing him out of his comfort zone as he deals with intrusive friends, extended family and his legacy.”

Although primarily a film actor, Ford has some experience working on the small screen. This includes appearances in various classic shows of the 60s and 70s. He also appeared as Han Solo in the famous Star Wars Holiday Special and made an appearance as an adult Indy in the 90s series The Chronicles of Young Indiana Jones.

Ford has also appeared regularly on the big screen in recent years. He reprized his classic roles for the sequels Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Blade Runner 2049 and also did voice-over work for The secret life of pets 2​​​​​​​. Ford also starred in the 2020s The Call of the WildDisney’s adventure film about an outdoorsman who embarks on a life-changing journey with a dog named Buck during the Klondike Gold Rush.

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Harrison Ford will also return as Indy in Indiana Jones 5


Harrison Ford and Shia LaBeouf in a cave
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More recently, Ford finished filming the upcoming fifth IndianaJones movie. Directed by James Mangold (Logan), the film brings Ford back for another adventure with his trusty whip and hat. Mangold teased that his goal for Indiana Jones 5 is to elicit an emotional reaction from viewers, as he did with Loganwhich ended Hugh Jackman‘s run as Wolverine.

“I always try to find an emotional center to operate from,” Mangold said in 2020, per ComicBook.com. “I think the most important thing is, in a time when franchises have become a commodity, to serve the same thing again. At least for me, in the dances I’ve had with any franchise, serving the same thing again, the same way, usually just produces a craving for the first time you ate it. That means it makes an audience want to relive the first one. So you have to push something towards a new place, while reminding you of the main reasons everyone was taken in.”

While Indiana Jones 5 has wrapped filming, it will be a while before fans see it on the big screen. Following several release date delays, the film is now slated for release on June 30, 2023.


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