Is Physical returning for another season? Here’s everything you need to know about Physical Season 2.
Physical is an Annie Weisman-created American comedy-drama television series that launched on Apple TV+ on June 18, 2021. A lady struggling as a quietly miserable housewife discovers an alternative road to power through an unlikely source: aerobics. The show contains all of the necessary ingredients in all of the appropriate locations.
It’s all at once nostalgic, eccentric, dark, humorous, charming, and disarming. The series was set in the 1980s in California, and it never let us down when it came to nailing exactly what the 1980s were all about or the essence of what transpired.
The plots are well-written, surprising, a touch amusing, and left you wanting more. We’ve put together a quick rundown of everything you need to know about the official release date, narrative, and cast, so you can get excited about the next chapter and be prepared before the series airs on Apple TV+. Here’s all we know about Physical Season 2 so far.
Is Physical renewed for Season 2?
Yes, Physical has been officially renewed for a second season by Apple TV+. Filming for the second season began in November 2021 and wrapped up filming in March 2022. According to Deadline, Michelle Lee, Director of Domestic Programming at Apple TV+ stated, “We couldn’t be more proud to showcase Annie Weisman’s singular take on this darkly funny, heartbreaking and bold story,”
Further adding, “And then we got to watch Rose Byrne inhabit this incredible, multi-layered character, giving us an unforgettable tour de force performance. We have been thrilled to see audiences around the world fall in love and feel seen by this show and we can’t wait for everyone to experience the next chapter in Sheila’s journey towards personal empowerment.”
Rose Byrne who plays Sheila Rubin also shreds some exclusive BTS photos by announcing the series renewal for another season. Take a look at the posts below:
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Physical Season 2 Release Date
According to Deadline, the network announced that the series was renewed for a second season ahead of its first season finale which is set to premiere on June 3, 2022. The announcement was shared by the official Twitter handle of the series, quoting, “#Physical is back for Season 2 premiering June 3 on Apple TV+. Murray Bartlett joins Rose Byrne in the comedy-drama series executive produced by Annie Weisman.” Take a look at the official post below:
#Physical is back for Season 2 premiering June 3 on Apple TV+
Murray Bartlett joins Rose Byrne in the comedy-drama series executive produced by Annie Weisman. pic.twitter.com/yvNbj9G9aU
— Apple TV+ (@AppleTVPlus) April 5, 2022
Physical Season 2 Plot
The official plot for the upcoming season was released in the official press release by Apple TV+ which indicates, “Physical season two finds our hero Sheila Rubin (Byrne) having successfully launched her first fitness video only to encounter some new and bigger obstacles on her path. She is torn between loyalty to her husband (Rory Scovel) and the values he represents and a dangerous attraction to someone else. And since she’s no longer the only game in town, she finds herself having to outrun some fierce new competitors on the road to building a full-fledged fitness empire.”
Physical Season 2 Cast
We should mention that Physical Season 2 may feature some new cast members and the departure of some characters, which the network will announce. Meanwhile, the original cast is expected to return for the next season along with some recurring cast members.
The main cast of the series includes the following:
- Rose Byrne as Sheila Rubin
- Rory Scovel as Danny Rubin
- Geoffrey Arend as Jerry
- Paul Sparks as John Breem
- Lou Taylor Pucci as Tyler
- Della Saba as Bunny Kazam
- Dierdre Friel as Greta
- Ashley Liao as Simone
- Ian Gomez as Ernie
Moreover, Apple TV+ has announced that the second season will feature a new key character, fitness instructor Vincent ‘Vinnie’ Green, who will be played by Murray Bartlett of The White Lotus.
Physical Season 2 Episodes
The upcoming season of Physical will include 10 episodes just like the first season with the runtime of each episode ranging between 27–34 minutes. We’d also like to point out that, as of May 30, 2022, the exact titles for the episodes of the second season cannot be confirmed, as the network will publish those titles when the episodes are due to air on the streaming service.
Meanwhile, binge-watch Physical season one to update your recollection of certain significant plotlines before the premiere of the second season. As a result, we encourage fans to be patient as the network will eventually confirm all the titles of each upcoming season’s episode. Here is a brief episode guide to help you grasp the order and watch the episodes to get a better knowledge of the plot.
- S1E1: Let’s Do This Thing – June 18, 2021
- S1E2: Let’s Get Political – June 18, 2021
- S1E3: Let’s Get Down To Business – June 18, 2021
- S1E4: Let’s Get This Party Started – June 25, 2021
- S1E5: Let’s Agree to Disagree – July 2, 2021
- S1E6: Let’s Get It on Tape – July 9, 2021
- S1E7: Let’s Take This Show on the Road – July 16, 2021
- S1E8: Let’s Not and Say We Did – July 23, 2021
- S1E9: Let’s Face the Facts – July 30, 2021
- S1E10: Let’s Get Together – August 6, 2021
We’d like to point out that many Apple TV+ original shows try to maintain a similar pattern in episode count over seasons in order to retain the story’s consistency which can be easily observed in this case as well.
When will the first episode of Physical Season 2 premiere?
The first episode of the highly anticipated 10-episode second season will air globally on Apple TV+ on Friday, June 3, followed by one new episode every Friday thereafter on a weekly basis.
Can Bunny and Tyler brush Sheila's betrayal aside and change their fortune this season?
— Apple TV+ (@AppleTVPlus) May 28, 2022
Is there any trailer for Physical Season 2?
Yes, the official trailer for Physical Season 2 was released on May 11, 2022. The teaser for the sophomore season of Physical, the critically acclaimed dark comedy starring and executive produced by Rose Byrne, was released on the official Apple TV+ YouTube channel. The trailer previews Sheila’s marriage problems, as well as secrets disclosed and challenges in the future. When a new company secret asks Sheila to be open with her in the future.
Where to stream Physical Season 2?
All the seasons of Physical will be available to stream exclusively on Apple TV+ with a selection of membership tiers from which viewers can pick according to their preference.
Greta's confidence turned a few heads at the end of Season 1.
— Apple TV+ (@AppleTVPlus) May 29, 2022
Physical Overall Reception
On Rotten Tomatoes, the series holds an approval rating of 67% based on 48 critic reviews, with an average rating of 6.49/10. The website’s critical consensus reads, “Not even a magnetic performance from Rose Byrne can save Physical from its exhausting parade of unpleasant characters and plot choices.” On Metacritic, it has a weighted average score of 60 out of 100, based on 21 critics, indicating “mixed or average reviews”. According to IMDb, the overall score of the series so far has been 7.3 out of 10 with 7.6k votes.
Physical Official Synopsis
According to the official Apple TV+ website, the synopsis of the series states, “Sheila Rubin is a quietly tormented housewife in ’80s San Diego. Behind closed doors, she battles extreme personal demons and a vicious inner voice. But things change when she discovers aerobics, sparking a journey toward empowerment and success.”
Catch up on the previous season while you wait for Physical Season 2 to premiere on Apple TV+.