Apple TV+ has unveiled the first teaser for its 10-episode original dramedy, Physical, which premieres globally on June 18.
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 also stars Rory Scovel, Dierdre Friel, Della Saba, Lou Taylor Pucci, Paul Sparks and Ashley Liao.
The series is produced for Apple TV+ by Tomorrow Studios (a partnership between Marty Adelstein and ITV Studios). Created, written and executive produced by Weisman, who also serves as showrunner, Physical is directed by Craig Gillespie , Liza Johnson 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.
The first three episodes of Physical will debut on Apple TV+ on the 18th, with one new episode then streaming weekly, every Friday.
Check out the first-look teaser for the series above.
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