Rose Byrne is taking another step towards becoming the next Jane Fonda. She’ll continue to build a fitness empire on “Physical”: Apple TV+ has renewed the dark comedy for a third season. Deadline confirmed the news.
Created by Annie Weisman (“The Path”), “Physical” is set in the ’80s and tells the story of Sheila (Bryne), a self-loathing stay-at-home mom who struggles with an eating disorder. She embarks on a journey of self-discovery after falling for aerobics, starring in a successful exercise video of her own.
“I am thrilled for the opportunity to continue telling Sheila’s story in creative collaboration with Rose Byrne and the rest of our incredible cast, writers, and crew. Rose’s breathtaking, hilarious, and brave performance is the north star on our show’s journey of personal empowerment and transformation in 80’s Southern California in all its synth-pop, sun-baked, spandex-clad glory,” said Weisman, who serves as showrunner. “The feedback we’ve received from audiences who continue to discover and feel seen by ‘Physical’ is the most deeply gratifying experience of my career, and I’m so grateful to our team at Apple and Tomorrow Studios for making this dream a reality.”
Byrne, an exec producer on “Physical,” is a two-time Emmy nominee thanks to her run on “Damages.” The “Mrs. America” actress’ film credits include “Spy” and “Bridesmaids.”