Apple TV+ orders ‘Roar’ anthology series starring Nicole Kidman

Apple TV+ today announced a series order for “Roar,” a new anthology series of darkly comic feminist fables that will star Academy, Emmy and Golden Globe Award winner Nicole Kidman; Emmy, Grammy and Tony Award winner Cynthia Erivo; Emmy Award winner Merritt Wever; Golden Globe nominee Alison Brie; and more to be announced soon.

Apple TV+ is home to the biggest directors and top stars
Apple TV+ is home to the biggest directors and top stars

Apple TV+ is home to award-winning Apple Originals from today’s most imaginative storytellers. Apple TV+ offers premium, compelling drama and comedy series, feature films, groundbreaking documentaries, and kids and family entertainment, and is available to watch across all your favorite screens. After its launch on November 1, 2019, Apple TV+ became the first all-original streaming service to launch around the world, and has premiered more original hits and received more award recognitions faster than any other streaming service. Apple Originals have been honored with 271 awards nominations and 71 wins in just over a year, including Critics Choice Awards, Critics Choice Documentary Awards, Daytime and Primetime Emmy Awards, a Golden Globe Award, an NAACP Image Award, a Peabody Award and more.

Created by Liz Flahive and Carly Mensch (“GLOW”), and based on a book of short stories by Cecelia Ahern, “Roar” is a collection of eight half-hour episodes, told from a uniquely female point of view.

The series 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 lineup of Apple Original anthology series including “Little America.” The new series will also make its global debut on Apple TV+ alongside female-led Apple Originals including “Physical,” a new 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 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; the second season of “The Morning Show”; the second season of “Truth Be Told,” from creator Nichelle Tramble Spellman, and starring Octavia Spencer and Kate Hudson; and more.

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14 Comments

    1. Ideologies? With these people, not even Dr. Seuss will make it. We live in a Victimocracy. You’re only relevant if you can claim to be a victim.

    1. The two Hallmark Channels seem to have been a success without any shows for men, real or fake. They brought in over $550 million in revenue last year from roughly 85 million viewers. Nothing in the description of “Roar” suggests that it will be any more feminist than the Hallmark movies featuring strong women who work hard to get what they want.

      Apple TV+ has made a decision to offer a wide range of programming for folks of different ages and tastes, rather than focus on a single audience like Lifetime or The Golf Channel. That inevitably means that not every viewer is going to like every show. You see that as a flaw. Apple sees it as a feature. A broad audience is their objective, because that provides a better shot at selling services and devices.

      1. Living on MDN as you do makes you a loser, plus which your opinions and routine assembly of fake facts.

        As for Hallmark, it is a niche channel, chief. Apple is not attempting a niche channel. It’s seeking a broader audience. And Tim Cock Gobbler couldn’t do what Hallmark does because he’d have homo pairings and miscegenation. FFS you are one dumb sumbitch.

        Like it or not, you pussy, Apple needs shows for men. And I repeat, the real kind.

        1. You are not required to enjoy any of the apple TV offerings, nor i am required to sit through an unabashedly violent and adversarial pastime of “quote” “real men” (football) Please subscribe to futbol, hokey, wrestling, all you can eat and stop wasting everyones time on here with your unnecessary drivel

          Real Men Think and Feel, you must be one of the damaged

          You would be much obliged to go get help

        2. JT, Hallmark and Lifetime do have gay and interracial couples because they are aware that it is 2021 and not 1950. Channels watched by 85 million people are not niches. “Ted Lasso” is about a football coach. “Miscegenation” has been legal since 1967 and describes 1 in 6 newly married American couples. “Real men” is not a synonym for “white bigots.”

      2. And by the way, phuck-stick, never presume to tell me what I see as a flaw. I see not having any shows for real men as a flaw. Okay? I already stated what I see, so stick your straw-men you hell-bound liar.

        1. can’t get laid, i bet, that is where your fear of strong females comes from
          you misogynistic fool…….
          and are definitely too weak for the “fairer of the species”
          we see you clearly and happily relegate you to the INCELL

          INvoluntary CELibate

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