A star-studded assemblage starring Nicole Kidman, Cynthia Erivo, and Alison Brie
Roar is based on Cecelia Ahern’s collection of short stories, which she executive produces through Greenlight Go. Carly Mensch and Liz Flahive created, and executive produced the series.
This anthology of feminist fables will use dark humor to discuss women’s daily struggles. The collection uses the absurdity of each story to reflect on the roadblocks women face when attempting to discover their place in the world, with levels ranging from myth to horror.
These 8 stand-alone stories, ranging from magical realism to psychological horror, feature ordinary women in extraordinary situations —these 8 female fables following a different woman in an unusual case.
The trailer teases some of the bizarre stories that look like unreal dreams. One of the stories revolves around a woman who consumes photographs. There’s also a story about an Indian woman who goes to the store to return her husband. In the third episode, a woman will vanish because no one can hear what she says.
All 8 episodes of the dark comedy will premiere on April 15. Carly Mensch and Liz Flahive, the show’s creators and co-showrunners, have signed an overall deal with Apple TV+, and this is their first show.
While some tales directly reference women’s issues, such as psychological abuse and objectification, others have more intriguing goals. On the other hand, the trailer emphasizes how much each anthology installment will be distinctive and provide the audience with a new experience.
Roar, which was brought to Apple TV+ by the same team that brought you GLOW, narrates the story of 8 women who are each is dealing with their own set of problems.
The streaming service hopes to add to its growing catalog of female-led series. Shining Girls with Elisabeth Moss, Lady in the Lake with Natalie Portman and Lupita Nyong’o, and The Last Thing He Told Me with Jennifer Garner are all in the works. Roar tells the stories of several immigrants to America.
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It is said that each installment will feature notable supporting stars, such as Judy Davis, Alfred Molina, Jake Johnson, Jason Mantzoukas, Chris Lowell, Ego Nwodim, Griffin Matthews, Peter Facinelli, Simon Baker, Jillian Bell, Bernard White, Justin Kirk, and others will appear in each episode of the anthology series.
Nicole’s good friend Naomi Watts, who recently told Rosanna Scotto from Good Day New York that she’s still willing to work with her fellow Aussie again for a long time, isn’t on the cast list.
“We’re going to keep looking for the right material,” Naomi says. “We’re definitely continuing our search for the perfect piece of material,” Naomi assured, even though they missed the opportunity to act with each other in Roar.
Endeavor Content produces Roar for Apple. Kidman, Per Saari, and Blossom Films, executive producer. Bruna Papandrea, Steve Hutensky, and Allie Goss are the executive producers. Flahive and Mensch, the creators, are executive producers and co-runners.