Apple TV+ announced a series order for “Roar,” a new anthology series of darkly comic feminist fables from creators Liz Flahive and Carly Mensch; and from executive producers Nicole Kidman and Bruna Papandrea. The cast of this original Apple series is composed by Kidman, Cynthia Erivo, Merritt Wever and Alison Brie, among others.
Based on a book of short stories by Cecelia Ahern, “Roar" is a collection of eight, half-hour genre-bending episodes, told from a uniquely female point of view. The series is the first to be released under Mensch and Flahive's overall deal with Apple.
In addition to starring, Kidman will executive produce alongside Per Saari via Blossom Films. Bruna Papandrea, Steve Hutensky and Allie Goss will executive produce on behalf of Made Up Stories. Flahive and Mensch will create, showrun and serve as executive producers. Theresa Park will serve as executive producer for her Per Capita Productions and author Cecelia Ahern will executive produce through Greenlight Go. “Roar” will be produced for Apple by Endeavor Content.
“Roar” will join a growing lineup of Apple Original anthology series including the Film Independent Spirit, GLAAD and NAACP Image Award-nominated “Little America”. The new series will also make its global debut on Apple TV+ alongside highly anticipated female-led Apple Originals including "Physical," “The Last Thing He Told Me," “High Desert,” “Lessons in Chemistry,” "The Morning Show," and “Truth Be Told,” among others.