Rose Byrne is receiving Physical. Apple TV + revealed a first look at the actress in her new series during her Television Critics Association winter press tour on Friday.
Byrne stars in the dramatic comedy as Sheila Rubin, a silently tortured and seemingly compliant housewife who supports her clever but controversial husband’s candidacy for the state assembly. But behind closed doors, Sheila has her own dark and funny version of life that she rarely lets the world see. He’s also fighting a complex set of personal demons related to his own image…. that is, until you find release through the most unlikely source: the world of aerobics.
At first, hooked on the exercise itself, Sheila’s true path to empowerment comes when she discovers a way to merge this new passion with burgeoning videotape technology to start a revolutionary business. The series follows her epic journey from a smothered and overlooked facilitator to a powerful and confident economic force, as Sheila transforms into someone we take for granted today (but who was completely radical at the time): the lifestyle guru. feminine.
The show is set in 1980s San Diego and gives off some great ’80s vibes, so naturally Byrne sports great’ 80s hair. Physical is created by Annie Weisman and, in addition to Byrne, stars Rory Scovel, Dierdre Friel, Della Saba, Lou Taylor Pucci, Paul Sparks and Ashley Liao.
The 10-episode series premieres this summer on Apple TV +.