Apple TV+ anthology series 'Roar' picks up four new cast members

Tim Cook Apple TV+
Tim Cook Apple TV+ (Image credit: Apple)

What you need to know

  • Apple TV+ anthology series Roar has picked up four new cast members.
  • Betty Gilpin, Meera Syal, Kara Hayward, and Fivel Stewart have all signed on.

Upcoming Apple TV+ show Roar has added four new cast members, with Betty Gilpin, Meera Syal, Kara Hayward, and Fivel Stewart all reportedly signing on for the anthology series.

According to a Deadline exclusive, the four members will join Nicole Kidman and Alison Brie.

Created by Liz Flahive and Carly Mensch, Roar is based on Cecelia Ahern's book of short stories. The series, produced by Endeavor Content, will feature eight, half-hour episodes, each told from a female point of view.

Betty Gilpin Meera Syal Kara Hayward Fivel Stewart Roar

Betty Gilpin Meera Syal Kara Hayward Fivel Stewart Roar (Image credit: Apple)

Gilpin will play Amelia, a woman so strikingly beautiful that her husband builds her a shelf to sit upon in their home.Syal will play Anu, a woman stuck in a lackluster marriage who decides to shake up her life and return her husband to the very store she first purchased him from.Stewart will play Jane, an angsty teenage girl who loves horses and doesn't love much of anything else these days; she embarks on a revenge journey when her father is murdered.Hayward will play Millie, the preacher's daughter and Jane's childhood friend — the last person you'd want to bring on a revenge journey with you.

There's currently no timeline for when we should expect to be able to sit down and watch Roar but the list of names involved is enough to suggest it's something we should definitely do when we can!

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Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too. Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.