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What you need to know

  • Apple TV+ is renewing Physical for a second season.
  • The finale of the first season debuts on Friday, August 6.

Rose Byrne has another workout to take you through.

Earlier today, Apple announced that it was renewing Physical, the Rose Byrne dark comedy series, for a second season. Apple made the announcement two days before the show premiered its season one finale.

Michelle Lee, Director of Domestic Programming for Apple TV+, said that they can't wait for audiences to "experience the next chapter in Sheila's journey towards personal empowerment."

"We couldn't be more proud to showcase Annie Weisman's singular take on this darkly funny, heartbreaking and bold story ... 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."

Physical tells the story of Sheila Rubin (Byrne), a housewife who, after her husband loses his job, builds an empire in the fitness industry.

Set in the idyllic but fragile beach paradise of sunny 1980s San Diego, "Physical" is a half-hour dark comedy following Sheila Rubin (Byrne), a quietly tortured, seemingly dutiful housewife supporting her smart but controversial husband's bid for state assembly. But behind closed doors, Sheila has her own darkly funny take on life she rarely lets the world see. She's also battling a complex set of personal demons relating to her self-image … that is, until she finds release through the unlikeliest source: the world of aerobics.

At first hooked on the exercise itself, Sheila's real road to empowerment comes when she discovers a way to merge this newfound passion with the burgeoning technology of videotape to start a revolutionary business. The series tracks her epic journey from a stifled, overlooked enabler to a powerful, confident economic force, as Sheila transforms into someone we take for granted today (but was entirely radical at the time)—the female lifestyle guru.

In addition to Byrne, "Physical" stars Rory Scovel, Dierdre Friel, Della Saba, Lou Taylor Pucci, Paul Sparks, Ashley Liao and Geoffrey Arend.

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If you haven't seen the first season of the series yet, check out the trailer below:

The first season of Physical is streaming now on Apple TV+. If you want to enjoy the nostalgic series in premium quality, check out our list of the Best Apple TV 2021.

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