Yesterday, at the Television Critics Association Winter 2021 Press Tour, Apple TV+ revealed first looks for a number of their original new series to hit the streaming service this year.
A new dramedy starring Emmy and Golden Globe-nominee Rose Byrne and created by Annie Weisman, the Apple TV Original series will premiere in summer 2021.
Set in the idyllic but fragile beach paradise of sunny 1980s San Diego, “Physical” is a half-hour dark comedy following Sheila Rubin (played by 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 the 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.
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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.
The Mosquito Coast
From award-winning novelist and creator Neil Cross and based on the best-selling book by Paul Theroux, the seven episode series will star Justin Theroux, Melissa George, Logan Polish and Gabriel Bateman. It will premiere globally with the first two episodes on Friday, April 30, followed by new episodes every Friday on Apple TV+.
The series is described as a gripping adventure and layered character drama following the dangerous journey of a radical idealist and brilliant inventor, Allie Fox (played by Justin Theroux), who uproots his family for Mexico when they suddenly find themselves on the run from the U.S. government.
The eight episode Apple Original limited series is from creator and executive producer Stephen King, executive producer J.J. Abrams, director and executive producer Pablo Larraín and stars and is executive produced by Academy Award-winner Julianne Moore. It will make its global debut this summer on Apple TV+.
Based on the best-selling novel by Stephen King, and adapted by the author himself, ‘Lisey’s Story’ is a deeply personal thriller that follows Lisey Landon (played by Moore) two years after the death of her husband, famous novelist Scott Landon (played by Clive Owen). A series of unsettling events causes Lisey to face memories of her marriage to Scott that she has deliberately blocked out of her mind. Joan Allen, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Dane DeHaan and Ron Cephas Jones star alongside Julianne Moore and Clive Owen.
Mythic Quest Season 2
Created by Rob McElhenney, Charlie Day and Megan Ganz, Season 2 will premiere globally on Friday, May 7, 2021 on Apple TV+.
With the quarantine finally over, season two of “Mythic Quest” finds everyone back in the office (well, almost everyone), attempting to build upon the success of Raven’s Banquet by launching an epic new expansion, but Ian (Rob McElhenney) and the newly promoted co-creative director, Poppy (Charlotte Nicdao), struggle with the game’s direction. Meanwhile, C.W. (F. Murray Abraham) reconciles some unresolved issues from his past, the testers (Ashly Burch and Imani Hakim) test the bounds of an office romance, and David (David Hornsby) loses yet another woman in his life as Jo (Jessie Ennis) leaves him to assist Brad (Danny Pudi).
Co-created by Cinco Paul and Ken Daurio, the new musical comedy series executive produced by Lorne Michaels, and starring Emmy Award-nominee Cecily Strong and Emmy Award-winner Keegan-Michael Key is set to make its global debut this summer on Apple TV+.
Described as a parody of iconic musicals, the six-episode series sees Cecily Strong and Keegan-Michael Key as a couple on a backpacking trip designed to reinvigorate their relationship when they discover a magical town in which everyone acts as if they’re in a musical from the 1940s. They then discover that they can’t leave until they find “true love.”
The series also stars Alan Cumming, Kristin Chenoweth, Aaron Tveit, Dove Cameron, Ariana DeBose, Fred Armisen, Jaime Camil, Jane Krakowski and Ann Harada.
Apple TV+ also revealed a glimpse at buzz-worthy, upcoming Apple Original series including ‘Foundation,’ ‘Mr. Corman’ and ‘The Shrink Next Door,’ as well as the upcoming second seasons of award-winning series ‘The Morning Show,’ ‘Truth Be Told,’ ‘Central Park’ and ‘See.’