Byrne will play a struggling housewife living in a ’80s California beach community “who finds an unconventional path to power through an unlikely source: the world of aerobics,” according to the official description.
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Physical, which is reportedly nearing a series order at Apple TV+, is created by Annie Weisman (Almost Family, The Bold Type), who will serve as showrunner as well.
Best known for film roles like Bridesmaids, Neighbors and Spy, Byrne also starred alongside Glenn Close in the FX legal drama Damages, earning a pair of Emmy nominations for her work as attorney Ellen Parsons. She’ll next appear as feminist pioneer Gloria Steinem in the FX/Hulu miniseries Mrs. America, debuting Monday, March 2.
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