The first season of Shrinking seemed to be heading towards a happy ending when a sudden, dark cliffhanger added a twist. Since the series ended, fans have been eager to know when we might see these characters again. The show follows Jason Segel’s character, Jimmy, a therapist dealing with grief who starts giving direct advice to his patients. The series featuring Harrison Ford was created by Jason Segel, Bill Lawrence, and Brett Goldstein for Apple TV+. Will there be a second season? Who will be the cast of Shrinking Season 2? To know in detail, come along.
Will there be a second season of Shrinking? Shrinking Season 2
Yes! On March 9, 2023, Apple TV+ officially decided to make another season of Shrinking. Matt Cherniss, who heads programming at Apple TV+, shared his excitement, saying, “We’ve loved the engaging, touching, and hilarious world of Shrinking from the start. It’s been so great to see people all around the world connect with these big-hearted characters.”
Jason Segel expressed the hope of creating more Shrinking episodes, highlighting their promise to continue as long as they enjoyed it. However, in a recent interview with Variety, co-creator Bill Lawrence hinted at a more specific plan for the series. Lawrence mentioned that when working with actors like Jason Segel and Harrison Ford, they can discuss and decide on clear terms. He mentioned, “If you give me three seasons, that’s fine if you want to split.”
When will Shrinking Season 2 be released?
We don’t know the exact date when the new episodes of Shrinking will be released. Bill Lawrence mentioned that the writing team started working on the second season in 2022, and the show was renewed before the first season ended. This hints at a quick turnaround. If everything goes well with the cast and crew’s schedules, there’s a chance the new season might be ready in about a year, possibly coming out in early 2024. But this is not confirmed. The first season’s ending had a big twist, with Heidi Gardner’s character, Grace, pushing her abusive boyfriend off a cliff. Season 2 will likely explore the consequences of this event.
Cast Of Shrinking: who will be back for season 2?
The majority of the cast, including stars like Jason Segel and Harrison Ford, is expected to return for the next seasons based on Bill Lawrence’s comments about a three-season arc. Lukita Maxwell, Christa Miller, Jessica Williams, Luke Tennie, Michael Urie, and Heidi Gardner, especially after the cliffhanger, are likely to reprise their roles. Additionally, there’s a possibility of introducing new major characters.
Brett Goldstein, one of the show’s co-creators, couldn’t be part of Shrinking due to Ted Lasso’s commitments. However, with the potential conclusion of Ted Lasso, Goldstein might be available for Shrinking. Both Segel and Lawrence express a desire for Goldstein to join the show. Segel also mentioned that he has a dream of acting alongside him in a character role.
Apart from the possibility of Goldstein joining, here’s a list of the main actors we anticipate will come back for a second season:
- Jason Segel as Jimmy
- Harrison Ford as Paul
- Jessica Williams as Gaby
- Lukita Maxwell as Alice
- Luke Tennie as Sean
- Michael Urie as Brian
- Christa Miller as Liz
- Ted McGinley as Derek
- Heidi Gardner as Grace
- Lily Rabe as Meg
- Wendie Malick as Julie
Where To Watch
You can watch it on AppleTV+. Similar to the first season, the second season of Shrinking is expected to have 10 episodes. And like before it will release weekly.
In the surprising ending of Shrinking Season 1, Grace (Heidi Gardner), a patient of Jimmy, pushes her abusive boyfriend off a cliff. This might put Jimmy’s job as a therapist at risk. Because, he jokingly suggested to Grace earlier to “boop” her boyfriend off a cliff, and he could be held responsible for not recognizing the signs of Grace’s capability. However, Shrinking Season 2 might explore a more criminal storyline. Lawrence mentioned that in the upcoming season, “They’re not gonna be in a courtroom,” implying the possibility of a cover-up.
Who Is Making Season 2?
The team behind Shrinking Season 2 includes Jason Segel, Bill Lawrence, and Brett Goldstein. They will once again lead the creative efforts. Segel, besides being a talented comedy actor, has also written several movies. In there, he starred, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, The Muppets, and The Five-Year Engagement. Lawrence, known for directing successful shows such as Scrubs and Ted Lasso, has also created hit series like Cougar Town, Spin City, and Ground Floor. Goldstein, recognized for his acting roles, even appeared in Thor: Love and Thunder as Hercules.
Shrinking fans have a reason to celebrate as the show officially gets a second season. Although the exact release date is still unknown, Bill Lawrence’s hints suggest a quick return. Expect familiar faces like Jason Segel and Harrison Ford to return, with the potential introduction of new characters. The Season 1 cliffhanger involving Grace promises to unfold in Season 2, exploring potential criminal elements.