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Capturing the Emotion in ‘Shrinking’: Production Designer Cabot McMullen Talks Set Design

Shrinking stars Jason Segel as Jimmy Laird, a therapist whose wife recently died. To cope with his loss, Jimmy forgoes his training and ethics and takes an unconventional approach to therapy. The Apple TV+ series delivers a lot of emotion in each episode’s 20-30 minute run time. Part of that emotion is evoked through Shrinking‘s set design.

The seriess takes place in Pasadena, California. So, that’s where production spent a lot of time filming the characters’ homes and the therapy offices. Showbiz Cheat Sheet spoke with production designer Cabot McMullen to get more detail about why Pasadena was the perfect backdrop. McMullen also spoke about collaborating with Segel and the rest of the cast on set design decisions for Shrinking

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