Apple TV+ has released a trailer for their upcoming dark comedy Physical. Led by Rose Byrne (Instant Family), the series follows her character becoming a lifestyle guru in the world of 1980s aerobics. Watch the trailer below…
Physical is created, written and executive produced by Annie Weisman (Almost Family), who also acts as the showrunner, and sees Byrne starring alongside Rory Scovel, Dierdre Friel, Della Saba, Lou Taylor Pucci, Paul Sparks and Ashley Liao.
Craig Gillespie , Liza Johnson and Stephanie Laing are directing the episodes and also serving as executive producers alongside Tomorrow Studios’ Marty Adelstein and Becky Clements. Byrne, Alexandra Cunningham, John McNamara and Sera Gamble are also exec producing.
Created by Annie Weisman (Almost Family), the half-hour dark comedy centers on Sheila Rubin (Emmy and Golden Globe nominee Rose Byrne), a seemingly dutiful, though quietly tortured housewife living within the idyllic yet fragile beach paradise of 1980s San Diego. Publicly, Sheila supports her smart but controversial husband, as he makes a bid for state assembly. But behind closed doors, she has her own darkly comedic take on life that she rarely lets the world see.
Battling a complex set of personal demons related to her self-image, Sheila finds a necessary release in the world of aerobics. Subsequently, she finds herself on a road to real empowerment, when she finds a way to merge her passion for the exercise with the burgeoning technology of videotape to start a revolutionary business. The series tracks her transformation from a stifled, overlooked enabler to a confident and powerful lifestyle guru—someone we take for granted today, that was entirely radical in her time.
Physical will premiere its first three episodes on June 18th followed by weekly releases every Friday.
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