Apple TV + signed up for another series of Sheila Rubin’s rousing aerobics classes, renewing the dark comedy of the 1980s Physical for a second season.
The streaming renewal scorecard, handcrafted by TVLine, has therefore been updated.
Created by Annie Weisman (Suburgatory, desperate housewives), Physical stars Rose Byrne (Damage) as the aforementioned Sheila, a housewife in 1980s San Diego who juggles her underrated surveillance of her husband Danny (Hypermarket‘s Rory Scovel) ran for state assembly with his own burgeoning interest in the aerobics craze.
English actress Della Saba and AHS: 1984Lou Taylor Pucci as an aerobics teacher Bunny and her handsome beach rat Tyler; Dierdre Friel (New Amsterdam) as Sheila’s classmate, Greta; Geoffroy Arend (Madam Secretary) as Danny’s campaign manager, Jerry; and Paul Sparks (Card castle) as local developer John Breem.
“We could not be more proud to present Annie Weisman’s singular take on this dark, heartbreaking and daring story,” Michelle Lee, director of national programming for Apple TV +, said in a statement. “And then we got to watch Rose Byrne inhabit this amazing character on multiple levels, providing us with an unforgettable tour de force. We were delighted to see audiences all over the world fall in love and feel seen by this show and we can’t wait for that. everyone lives the next chapter in Sheila’s journey to personal empowerment.
Season 1 of Physical opened with a fleeting glimpse of what appeared to be Sheila’s eventual mega-success as the Jane Fonda-style video aerobics queen, though it’s unclear whether that’s her true destiny or a fantasy . “I can’t reveal too much, but the idea is it’s a flash-forward. It’s a glimpse into the future, ”Byrne told TVLine. “But we definitely played around with those pictures as we went along, where you don’t know how much her imagination is and what she’s actually achieving.”