Apple TV+ has officially renewed Physical, a dark 1980s dramedy, for season 3 on the streaming platform. Physical was created by executive producer Annie Weismann in 2021, and news of the season renewal comes only a week after the show’s season two finale on August 5th, 2022.
Physical features Rose Byrne as Sheila Rubin, a “quietly tormented housewife” in the 1980s, per the official show synopsis. Sheila has a history of struggling with bulimia and body anxiety, among other personal demons, but her life takes a turn for the better when she discovers the growing trend of aerobics video fitness and decides to become a female wellness guru, which is a radical choice for the 80s; meanwhile, Sheila’s husband Danny (Rory Scovel) decides to run for political office in their hometown of San Diego, a decision which puts the couple in the spotlight and puts Sheila’s new career path in even more jeopardy.
What We Know About Season 3 of ‘Physical’
Season onAe of Physical first premiered on Apple TV+ in June 2021 and follows Sheila as she discovers the world of aerobics and decides to make her own exercise video; along the way, she meets fellow aerobics instructors Bunny Kazam (Della Saba) and Vinnie Green (Murray Bartlett). Meanwhile, Danny’s political career begins to take off with the help of his campaign manager Jerry Goldman (Geoffrey Arend), an old friend of Sheila and Danny’s. Season two, launched earlier this month, continues with Sheila having successfully launched her fitness video, according to Deadline, but she has yet to encounter “some new and bigger obstacles on her path”; in addition, she finds herself torn between supporting Danny and his political beliefs and her newfound attraction towards someone else. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Dierdre Friel, Paul Sparks, and Lou Taylor Pucci also star along with Byrne, Scovel, Saba, Bartlett, and Arend.
Regarding the season 3 renewal, show creator and executive producer Annie Weismann told Deadline:
“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…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.”
Physical season 3 will be available on AppleTV+ at an unknown date. Physical is produced by Stephanie Lang, Marty Adelstein, and Becky Clements for Tomorrow Studios along with Craig Gillespie, Rose Byrne, and Alissa Bachner.