Apple Release Star-Studded Trailer for Darkly Comic Anthology Series 'Roar'

24 Mar

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Apple has unveiled the surreal, colourful trailer for its upcoming anthology series, 'Roar', which will debut globally on TV+ with all eight episodes on Friday, April 15.

Based on a book of short stories by Cecelia Ahern, 'Roar' is a collection of darkly comic feminist fables. Spanning genres from magical realism to psychological horror, these eight stand-alone stories feature ordinary women in extraordinary circumstances. Throughout the series, women eat photographs, date ducks, and live on shelves like trophies - but these stories and the character's struggles are universal and the show offers an insightful, poignant, and often hilarious look at what it means to be a woman today.

Set to 'Seize the Power' by Yonaka, the trailer offers a look at each of the stories and promises a thought-provoking journey that mirrors the dilemmas of ordinary women in accessible yet surprising ways.

Artwork for Apple's upcoming anthology series 'Roar'
Judy Davis and Nicole Kidman in 'Roar'
Issa Rae in 'Roar'

The show features an award-winning cast including Nicole Kidman, Cynthia Erivo, Issa Rae, Merritt Wever, Betty Gilpin, Meera Syal, Fivel Stewart and Alison Brie. Each will also feature an impressive supporting cast including names such as Nick Kroll, Judy Davis, Alfred Molina, Daniel Dae Kim, Jake Johnson (“New Girl”), Jason Mantzoukas, Chris Lowell, Ego Nwodim, Griffin Matthews, Peter Facinelli, Simon Baker, Hugh Dancy, Jillian Bell, Bernard White, Justin Kirk and more. In addition to starring in the show, Nicole Kidman also serves as executive producer.

The highly-anticipated series hails from Carly Mensch and Liz Flahive, the creators behind the hit Netflix series 'GLOW', which ran for three seasons on the streaming service.

Up Next: Cecelia Ahern's book of the same name, on which the show is based, is available on Apple Books now.

Roar can now be pre-added to your Up Next queue.

James Lees
James has been a fan of Apple for as long as he can remember. He is a film & TV obsessive and has also written for several publications such as BBC Good Food Magazine. He lives in Glasgow, Scotland and can usually be found drinking copious amounts of coffee, watching Apple TV+ and talking about it with anyone who will listen.