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Bridesmaids Star’s New Show Physical Has Future Revealed After Season 1

Bridesmaids star Rose Byrne’s new show Physical had its future confirmed by Apple TV+ before the first season has even finished its run.

The 10 episode dramedy premiered globally on June 18 on Apple TV+ and unveiled its finale to viewers on Friday (August 6).

Earlier in the week though, Apple TV+ confirmed that the show would return for a second run.

“We couldn’t be more proud to showcase [showrunner] Annie Weisman’s singular take on this darkly funny, heartbreaking and bold story,” said Michelle Lee, director of domestic programming for the streamer (via The Hollywood Reporter).

“And then we got to watch Rose Byrne inhabit this incredible, multilayered character, giving us an unforgettable tour de force performance. We have been thrilled to see audiences around the world fall in love and feel seen by this show and we can’t wait for everyone to experience the next chapter in Sheila’s journey towards personal empowerment.”

Set in the beach paradise that is 1980s San Diego, Physical follows Byrne in the role of Sheila, a dutiful, though quietly tortured housewife, who puts taking care of her family before her own needs and desires.

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Rose Byrne And Rory Scovel On ‘Physical,’ Aerobics Fashion, And Mixing Humor And Drama

From show creator Annie Weisman, the Apple TV+ original half-hour dark comedy series Physical is set in San Diego in the 1980s and follows Sheila Rubin (brilliantly played by Rose Byrne), an internally tortured and unhappy woman who maintains the facade of a dutiful housewife while supporting her husband (Rory Scovel) as he pursues a spot on the state assembly. Deep personal demons and an unhealthy relationship with her own self-image unexpectedly send Sheila straight into the world of aerobics and she decides to set her sights on finding success as a female lifestyle guru.

During a virtual junket for the series, co-stars Byrne and Scovel spoke to Collider for this interview about taking on such complex and challenging material, telling a story that was so personal for their showrunner, the ‘80s looks and aerobics fashion, and finding the tricky balance between the humor and exploring serious issues. Byrne also talked about why she lucked out when it came to her time working on Star Wars: Attack of the Clones, early on in her career.

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‘Physical’ First Look: Rose Byrne Goes Full Jane Fonda As 1980s Aerobics Instructor

Apple TV+ revealed the first look at “Physical,” a new dark comedy from the streamer starring Rose Byrne and her fabulous ’80s perm. The series is the first project to be released under creator Annie Weisman’s overall deal with Apple, which was announced in May of last year. The playwright is known for producing ABC’s “Desperate Housewives” and Hulu’s “The Path.” Based on the description, “Physical” appears to build on the desperate housewife trope, but with a dive into the highly stylized world of female entrepreneurship in the 1980s.

The first look photo shows Byrne sporting a mile-high curly hairdo, signaling “Physical” will lean heavily into the ’80s milieu.

Here’s what we know so far, per the official synopsis:

“Set in the idyllic but fragile beach paradise of sunny 1980s San Diego, ‘Physical’ is a half-hour dark comedy following Sheila Rubin (Byrne), a quietly tortured, seemingly dutiful housewife supporting her smart but controversial husband’s bid for state assembly. But behind closed doors, Sheila has her own darkly funny take on life she rarely lets the world see. She’s also battling a complex set of personal demons relating to her self-image… that is, until she finds release through the unlikeliest source: the world of aerobics.

At first hooked on the exercise itself, Sheila’s real road to empowerment comes when she discovers a way to merge this newfound passion with the burgeoning technology of videotape to start a revolutionary business. The series tracks her epic journey from a stifled, overlooked enabler to a powerful, confident economic force, as Sheila transforms into someone we take for granted today (but was entirely radical at the time) — the female lifestyle guru.”

In addition to Byrne, “Physical” stars Rory Scovel (“I Feel Pretty”), Dierdre Friel (“New Amsterdam”), Della Saba (“Steven Universe”), Lou Taylor Pucci (“You”), Paul Sparks (“House of Cards”), and Ashley Liao (“Fuller House”).


Rose Byrne Apple Dramedy Series ‘Physical’ Adds Six To Cast

The upcoming Apple dramedy series “Physical” is rounding out its cast.

In addition to previously announced series lead Rose Byrne, the cast of the show will also include Paul Sparks, Rory Scovel, Loy Taylor Pucci, Della Saba, Dierdre Friel, Ashley Liao.

“Physical” follows Sheila (Byrne), a woman struggling in her life as a quietly tortured housewife in a 1980s Southern California beach community. She finds herself on an unconventional path to power when she discovers the world of aerobics.

Sparks will star as John Breem, a conservative real estate developer convinced the mall will save the American family. Sparks is repped by Gersh and One Entertainment.

Scovel will star as Danny, Sheila’s husband, a brilliant and disagreeable Berkeley radical taking a long shot run at mainstream politics. Scovel is repped by UTA, Mosaic, and Schreck Rose.

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