The 10-episode series, which premieres globally on June 18, follows Byrne’s character Sheila as she transitions from being a housewife to a radical female lifestyle guru after getting hooked on aerobics.
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“After just one class you can feel it happening. You becoming you again,” Byrne narrates in the trailer. “Don’t underestimate me.”
At the start of the trailer, Sheila has a highly-regimented life, from eating only “clean, healthy foods” to focusing on her daughter’s schedule. But anyone wound so tightly is bound to break — or at least be harboring some secrets — and Sheila soon enough proves to be no different.
But when her husband’s job is in jeopardy she realizes she can’t trust “this ding-dong with [her] life” and luckily finds a new outlet in the favorite new exercise of the 1980s.
Created, written and executive produced by Annie Weisman, “Physical” also stars Rory Scovel, Dierdre Friel, Della Saba, Lou Taylor Pucci, Paul Sparks and Ashley Liao. Directors Craig Gillespie, Liza Johnson and Stephanie Laing serve as executive producers alongside Weisman, Byrne, Marty Adelstein, Becky Clements, Alexandra Cunningham, John McNamara and Sera Gamble.
“Physical” will launch with its first three episodes on June 18 and then release episodes weekly, on Fridays, through Aug. 6.
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“Bear Grylls Adventures” will premiere June 5 on Whistle TV, Variety has learned exclusively. The show is a compilation of the iconic, eponymous survivalist’s most intimate moments and will feature his coolest tips and behind-the-scenes looks at his adventures and private life. “Bear Grylls Adventures” is part of an ongoing partnership between Team Whistle and Banijay’s The Natural Studios to create The Bear Grylls Digital Network, distributed across the adventurer’s social media channels. “My goal was to speak directly to my fans and empower them to learn tips and tricks for survival in the wild and in life,” Grylls said. “It’s been amazing to see the uptake here!”
Emma Stone, Rory Scovel and Chloe Moriondo will be on “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” while “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” will have on Billy Porter, Michael Douglas and Mustafa. Joel Edgerton and Edward-Isaac Dovere will appear on “Late Night With Seth Meyers.”
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