The Physical evidence is indisputable: Apple TV+’s Rose Byrne-led dark comedy is ending.
The streamer announced Tuesday that the series’ 10-episode third season — which will debut on Wednesday, Aug. 2 — will be its swan song.
“We are so grateful to Apple… and all our creative collaborators for the chance to bring Sheila to life in all her gritty glory,” said Byrne and series creator/writer/EP Annie Weisman in a statement. “With this final season, Sheila’s three act saga of rebellion, recovery, and redemption comes to the satisfying conclusion that she and her fans so richly deserve. We feel so proud to share this last chapter with everyone.”
Added Matt Cherniss, head of programming for Apple TV+: “We are aware of just how much of an impact this character and story has had on audiences around the world and can’t wait for them to join us on this final exhilarating ride that culminates in an immensely rewarding finale for this celebrated series.”
As previously reported, erstwhile New Girl Zooey Deschanel is joining Season 3 as a new rival to Byrne’s Sheila. She’ll play Kelly, a network sitcom star who decides to enter the burgeoning fitness industry. The character’s arrival was first teased in Physical‘s Season 2 finale.
Our sister site Deadline was first to report the news of Physical‘s imminent end.
Sad for it’s fans, but I couldn’t make it through the first ep.
Same. I think I maybe got into the second? But I was shocked at how much of a slog it was.
I liked the first season a fair bit, mostly because I could watch Rose Byrne in anything, but I just could not get into the second season. Maybe I’ll try again and binge seasons 2+3 together when it airs.
Rose Byrne is simply brilliant in this. I really don’t think many actresses could pull off this role as well as she does, walking that very fine line between being sympathetic and awful. She is magnetic in every scene.
I love this show. First ep made me cry it was so familiar and real for me.
Three years. About as long as the actual fad.
She’s such an amazing actress. The writing on this show just hasn’t been good so far – it was difficult to get through the first two seasons. Someone should write her another fantastic part like she had in Damages (at least before it got silly lol). Her performance in this is great, but the show itself is… not.