Apple TV+ has officially renewed Annie Weisman’s comedy-drama series Physical for a second season. The renewal comes ahead of the Rose Byrne-led series’ first season finale titled, “Let’s Get Together,” which is set to debut this Friday, August 6.
“We couldn’t be more proud to showcase Annie Weisman’s singular take on this darkly funny, heartbreaking and bold story,” Apple TV+’s director of Domestic Programming, Michelle Lee said in a statement. “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.”
“Set in the idyllic but fragile beach paradise of sunny 1980s San Diego, Physical is a half-hour dark comedy centering around Sheila Rubin, a quietly tormented housewife in ’80s San Diego, who, behind closed doors, battles extreme personal demons and a vicious inner voice. But things change when she discovers aerobics, sparking a journey toward empowerment and success,” reads the official synopsis.
The series stars Rose Byrne (Bridesmaids, Neighbors), Rory Scovel (Robbie), Dierdre Friel, Della Saba, Lou Taylor Pucci (American Horror Story: 1984), Paul Sparks (Boardwalk Empire), Ashley Liao (Fuller House), and Geoffrey Arend (Madam Secretary).
Physical is created and executive produced by Annie Weisman, who also serves as the showrunner. It is directed by Craig Gillespie (I Tonya, Cruella), Liza Johnson, and Stephanie Laing. Executive producers are Gillespie, Johnson, Laing, Byrne, Alexandra Cunningham, John McNamara, Sera Gamble, along with Tomorrow Studios’ Becky Clements.