Apple TV + has given the series the official green light Contraction, a 10-episode comedy series starring Jason Segel, who is also a screenwriter and executive producer alongside Bill Lawrence and Brett Goldstein, who just won his Emmy for the streamer’s hit comedy Ted Lasso.
Written by Segel, Lawrence and Goldstein, Contraction follows a grieving therapist (Segel) who begins to break the rules and tell 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.
Contraction is produced by Ted lasso Warner Bros. studio Television and the studio of Lawrence Doozer Productions. Segel, Lawrence and Goldstein executive producers alongside Jeff Ingold of Doozer. Liza Katzer is co-executive producer.
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This is the second Apple Original with Segel; the old one how I Met Your Mother and Forget Sarah Marshall lead also stars in the upcoming Apple Original Films The sky is everywhere based on the YA Novel bestseller of the same name. Segel recently created, executive produced and starred in Expeditions from elsewhere, which aired on AMC for one season, and plays Paul Westhead in HBO’s upcoming Lakes series.
Contraction also marks the third Apple series from Lawrence, and Warner Bros. Television alongside Ted lasso and the recent announcement Bad monkey. The rapidly growing portfolio could argue in favor of Apple who, along with other major streamers, would sue the prolific creator for a global deal while Warner Bros. TV should also step up its efforts to try to keep it in the fold. beyond its current pact. In addition to the three Apple TV + shows, Doozer offers two series on HBO Max, one Clone high reboot, which has a two-season pickup, and the next Class leader to restart.
Goldstein stars as Writer / Co-Executive Producer on Ted Lasso, on which Lawrence is executive producer and showrunner. The series, co-created, executive produced and directed by Jason Sudeikis, recently broke records as the most nominated freshman comedy in Emmy history, and won a total of seven Emmy Awards. , including an outstanding comedy series and a supporting actor in a comedy series for Goldstein.
Segel is replaced by WME and Sloane, Offer, Weber & Dern. Goldstein is replaced by Mosaic, B-Side Management and LARK.
Lawrence is represented by ICM Partners and lawyer Jared Levine.