In late January Patently Apple posted a report titled “Apple is close to Green-Lighting a new Dramedy Series titled ‘Physical’ Starring Rose Byrne,” who is highlighted in our cover graphic. As a follow-up to that report, we’re learning today that Annie Weisman, creator, executive producer and showrunner of Apple’s upcoming dramedy series Physical, has signed an overall deal with Apple TV+. Under the sizable two-year pact, Weisman will develop television projects exclusively for Apple.
Physical, starring Rose Byrne, reflects Weisman’s penchant for darkly funny stories about the often surprising inner lives of women. Set in a 1980s Southern California beach community, it follows a woman (Byrne) struggling in her life as a quietly tortured housewife who finds an unconventional path to power through an unlikely source: the world of aerobics.
Weisman executive produces with Alex Cunningham, John McNamara, Sera Gamble, Byrne and Marty Adelstein and Becky Clements of Tomorrow Studios, a partnership between Adelstein and ITV Studios.
Weisman was previously under an overall deal at Universal TV where she most recently was creator and showrunner of drama Almost Family, which aired for one season on Fox. For more on Weisman’s history of work, check out the full Deadline exclusive report.
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