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Harrison Ford to Star in First Major TV Role in Apple Series From ‘Ted Lasso’ Creator

Just three months sky of his eightieth birthday, legendary screen actor Harrison Ford is taking on his first starring television role in the new Apple Original comedy series, Shrinking, playing opposite Jason Segel. The series, to debut this spring, takes a lighthearted look at the world of cognitive behavioral therapy. 

Segel is slated to play the role of Jimmy, described as “a grieving therapist who starts to break the rules and tell his clients exactly what he thinks” while Ford, Jimmy’s mentor, will portray Dr Phil Rhodes, a “blue collar shrink” whose recent Parkinsons diagnosis presents another set of challenges to his professional life and legacy, as well as to his relationships with patients, friends, and family. 

The role will be Ford’s debut in a leading role on the small screen. In 2019, he was slated to star in The Staircase for Annapurna Television in the role of Michael Peterson, a novelist who’d allegedly murdered his wife, but that role was awarded instead to Colin Firth. Ford’s last significant TV role was in 1993, in The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles.

Ford is revered by film audiences for his performances in such cinematic extravaganzas as Blade Runner, Indiana Jones, and Star Wars, as well as features like The Fugitive, The Mosquito Coast, Witness, and Working Girl. He most recently appeared in Chris Sanders’s Disney/Twentieth Century Studios film adaptation of Call of the Wild, the celebrated 1903 adventure novel by Jack London. Ford is also reprising the title role in Indiana Jones 5, directed by James Mangold.

With his films grossing more than $9.3 billion worldwide over a career that began in the 1960s, Harrison Ford is one of Hollywood’s most productive actors. During his early years, he also played minor roles in several iconic television dramas, including Gunsmoke, Ironside, Kung Fu, The F.B.I., and The Virginian.

Shrinking is being produced by Warner Bros. Television and Lawrence’s Doozer Productions. 

Nobuhiro Hosoki
Nobuhiro Hosokihttps://www.cinemadailyus.com
Nobuhiro Hosoki grew up watching American films since he was a kid; he decided to go to the United States thanks to seeing the artistry of Stanley Kubrick's "A Clockwork Orange.” After graduating from film school, he worked as an assistant director on TV Tokyo’s program called "Morning Satellite" at the New York branch office but he didn’t give up on his interest in cinema. He became a film reporter for via Yahoo Japan News. In that role, he writes news articles, picks out headliners for Yahoo News, as well as interviewing Hollywood film directors, actors, and producers working in the domestic circuit in the USA. He also does production interviews for Japanese distributors of American films and for in-theater on-sale programs. He is now the editor-in-chief of Cinemadailyus.com while continuing his work for Japan.


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