Ahead of Physical‘s Season 1 finale Friday on Apple TV+, the half-hour dramedy from Annie Weisman has been renewed for Season 2.
Rose Byrne stars as Sheila, a woman in the early 1980s who is struggling with bulimia, but begins to ascend from housewife to aerobics video star in the face of her husband’s run for a local political office in San Diego, CA. 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 the finale this Friday, “Let’s Get Together,” Sheila entertains an intriguing proposition while her business associate Bunny’s finances and Tyler’s health come to a head.
“We couldn’t be more proud to showcase Annie Weisman’s singular take on this darkly funny, heartbreaking and bold story,” said Michelle Lee, Director, Domestic Programming, Apple TV+. “And then we got to watch Rose Byrne inhabit this incredible, multi-layered 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.”
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Since its global debut, Physical has continued to draw in audiences around the world week-to-week and has been critically hailed as “sharply observant” (Washington Post), “compelling” (Paste), “very funny” (The Guardian) and “a strikingly beautiful show about ugly things” (The Atlantic), with Byrne’s performance hailed as “magnetic,” “electrifying” (NPR) and “spellbinding” (Indiewire) as she takes on “the role of a lifetime” playing “one of the great characters of recent TV history” (Paste), “a fresh new kind of female antihero” (The Playlist).
In addition to Byrne, Physical stars Rory Scovel, Dierdre Friel, Della Saba, Lou Taylor Pucci, Paul Sparks, Ashley Liao and Geoffrey Arend.
Physical is produced for Apple TV+ by Tomorrow Studios (an ITV Studios partnership). Created, written and executive produced by Weisman, who also serves as showrunner, Physical is directed by Craig Gillespie and Stephanie Laing, who also serve as executive producers along with Marty Adelstein and Becky Clements for Tomorrow Studios, Alexandra Cunningham, John McNamara, Sera Gamble and Byrne.
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