Jessica Williams joins Harrison Ford on upcoming Apple TV+ show 'Shrinking'

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What you need to know

  • Jessica Williams has signed on for Shrinking.
  • Shrinking is a new Apple TV+ show featuring Harrison Ford and Jason Segel.

The upcoming Apple TV+ comedy series Shrinking reportedly has a new addition in the form of Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore star Jessica Williams.

THR reports that Williams will join existing stars Harrison Ford and Jason Segel on the project with James Ponsoldt also signing on to direct some of the 10 episodes that the first season will run for. One of those episodes is reportedly the pilot.

Shrinking will follow the story of Jimmy, played by Segel. Jimmy is a grieving therapist who begins breaking all of the rules by telling his clients "exactly how he thinks." Things understandably begin to unravel, with lives changing as a result — including Jimmy's.

As for Williams, the actor will play another therapist according to the same report.

Williams (Love Life, Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore) will portray Gaby, a therapist who works with Dr. Phil Rhodes (Ford) and Jimmy. She's all in on anything she's passionate about, including her friend Jimmy, who she cares for and respects.

Apple TV+ will be hoping that this can be another comedy hit for the streamer, following on from the huge popularity of Ted Lasso. There are reasons for expectations to be high, too, with that show's co-creator Bill Lawrence and Emmy-winning actor Brett Goldstein writing Shrinking alongside Segel.

Anyone wanting to watch Shrinking will be able to do so on a raft of devices including Apple's iPhone, iPad, and more. Those who want to get the most out of their TV viewing should also check out our list of the best Apple TV deals on the market today. You'll be able to watch Netflix, Disney+, and a whole lot more — and even play Apple Arcade games to boot!

Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too. Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.