Roar: Nicole Kidman, Cynthia Erivo, Alison Brie to star in Apple TV+ anthology
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Nicole Kidman, Cynthia Erivo, Merritt Wever, Alison Brie and more are teaming up for Roar, a new anthology series for Apple TV+.
The collection of darkly comic feminist fables is based on a book of short stories by Cecelia Ahern. Created by Liz Flahive and Carly Mensch (GLOW), the eight-part, half-hour show is the first to be released under Mensch and Flahive’s overall deal with Apple.
In addition to starring, Kidman will executive produce alongside Per Saari via Blossom Films. Emmy Award-winning producer Bruna Papandrea, Steve Hutensky and Allie Goss will executive produce on behalf of Made Up Stories. Flahive and Mensch will create, showrun and serve as executive producers. Theresa Park will serve as executive producer for her Per Capita Productions and author Cecelia Ahern will executive produce through Greenlight Go. “Roar” will be produced for Apple by Endeavor Content.
Roar will join a growing line-up of Apple Original anthology series including Little America. The new series will also make its global debut on Apple TV+ alongside other female-led Apple Originals including Physical, a dramedy from creator Annie Weisman, and starring and executive produced by Rose Byrne that will premiere this summer; The Last Thing He Told Me, starring Julia Roberts, and written by Oscar winner Josh Singer and Laura Dave; High Desert, from creator and writer Nancy Fichman, and starring and executive produced by Patricia Arquette; Lessons in Chemistry,”starring and executive produced by Brie Larson, and written and executive produced by written by Susannah Grant; and the second season of The Morning Show.