Rose Byrne to star in Apple's 'Physical' as a 1980s lifestyle guru
UPI News Service, 02/19/2021
Rose Byrne is set to star as a 1980s lifestyle guru in a new dramedy for Apple TV+ titled Physical.
Apple TV+ released the first look at Byrne in the series on Friday, with the actress rocking a 1980s hairstyle.
Physical, from creator Annie Weisman, will be a 10-episode series that launches on Apple TV+ globally this summer.
Byrne will portray Shelia Rubin, a quietly tortured housewife who is supporting her controversial husband's run for state assembly.
Shelia finds a release through the world of aerobics and combines her newfound passion with videotapes to start a business.
"The series tracks her epic journey from a stifled, overlooked enabler to a powerful, confident economic force, as Shelia transforms into someone we take for granted today (but was entirely radical at the time) -- the female lifestyle guru," Apple TV+ said.
Weisman and Byrne are also executive producing along with Alex Cunningham, Marty Adelstein and Becky Clements.
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Craig Gillespie is directing the pilot and executive producing. Liza Johnson and Stephanie Laing are serving as directors and executive producers.
Byrne is also set to star in Apple TV+ comedy series Platonic, alongside Seth Rogen. The duo will portray a pair of former best friends who reconnect as adults and try to fix the rift that led to their falling out.
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