Apple TV+ renews dramatic comedy ‘Physical’ for a second season

The dramatic comedy Physical premiered on Apple TV+ not too long ago now. But, in light of the first season coming to a close this week, Apple has some good news for fans of the half hour show. The streaming service is ready, and pumped up, to bring a second season your way.

Apple TV+ announced today that it has given the green light to the second season of Physical, the dramedy starring Rose Byrne (Instant Family). The series was created by Annie Weisman. The show also stars Rory Scovel (The House), Dierdre Friel (New Amsterdam), Della Saba (Zootopia), Lou Taylor Pucci (You), and others.

The second season has been given the go-ahead, but there’s no word on when it will premiere on Apple TV+. At this point, it’s safe to assume it’ll show up on the streaming service sometime in early 2022. It’s not specifically mentioned which actors or characters will be coming back for the second season, but that makes sense considering the first season hasn’t wrapped up quite yet.

According to Apple’s announcement today, Physical has seen plenty of attention on a week-to-week basis with each new episode. And critics appear to be happy with the dark comedy as well.

Here’s how Apple describes the series:

Set in the idyllic but fragile beach paradise of sunny 1980s San Diego, ‘Physical’ is a half-hour dark comedy following Sheila Rubin (Byrne), a quietly tortured, seemingly dutiful housewife supporting her smart but controversial husband’s bid for state assembly. But behind closed doors, Sheila has her own darkly funny take on life she rarely lets the world see. She’s also battling a complex set of personal demons relating to her self-image … that is, until she finds release through the unlikeliest source: the world of aerobics.

At first hooked on the exercise itself, Sheila’s real road to empowerment comes when she discovers a way to merge this newfound passion with the burgeoning technology of videotape to start a revolutionary business. The series tracks her epic journey from a stifled, overlooked enabler to a powerful, confident economic force, as Sheila transforms into someone we take for granted today (but was entirely radical at the time)—the female lifestyle guru.

As mentioned above, the first season will be wrapping up this Friday, August 6.

But at least fans have something to look forward to once the final credits for this season start to roll.

Did you check out Physical? If so, what’d you think? Looking forward to the second season?