Apple today shared the first teaser trailer for its upcoming dark comedy show "Physical." The show stars Rose Byrne as a distressed housewife in 1980's San Diego, who gets swept up in the aerobics craze of the decade and has to contend with battling personal demons along her new journey.


"Physical" will launch on June 18 on Apple TV+. It was created by Annie Weisman, who has worked on shows like "About a Boy," "Suburgatory," "I Feel Bad," and "Desperate Housewives." The show is directed by "I, Tonya" director Craig Gillepsie, as well as Liza Johnson and Stephanie Laing.

Set in the idyllic but fragile beach paradise of sunny 1980s San Diego, "Physical" is a half-hour dark comedy following Sheila Rubin, 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.

Other upcoming ‌Apple TV+‌ releases include "The Mosquito Coast" on April 30, "Mythic Quest" season two on May 7, "Trying" season two on May 14, "Lisey's Story" on June 4, and "Home Before Dark" season two on June 11. During last week's event, Apple also announced that the second season of "Ted Lasso" will debut July 23.

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GermanSuplex Avatar
16 months ago
Sometimes I have a hard time deciding if Apple TV is competing with Netflix and Hulu, or Lifetime.
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coolfactor Avatar
16 months ago
The 80s were amazing! The 90s were the beginning of the decline of good music. It's becoming more rare.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Turnpike Avatar
16 months ago
Every time Apple TV shows off a new original show, I feel like they only produce shows that Tim Cook would watch or that he'd let his kids watch. The stuff they produce as originals just don't have the mass appeal I wish they did.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
2010mini Avatar
16 months ago

The 80s were amazing! The 90s were the beginning of the decline of good music. It's becoming more rare.
you remember the 80s with rose colored glasses my friend.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
MacStreamer Avatar
16 months ago
Rose Byrne is a terrific, versatile actress. She can do comedy (Bridesmaids, Neighbors), horror (Insidious), and action (X-men). Very talented and doesn't get near as much praise as she should.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ArPe Avatar
16 months ago
80s aerobics classes are best the only workout you need because it’s also a pick up class so you get extra workout after.

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