The trailer for is out Roar, Apple TV’s dark comedy anthology series created by Liz Flahive and Carly Mensch and executive produced by Nicole Kidman and Bruna Papandrea. The actress, besides being the executive producer of the project, stars in one of the episodes.
The debut is scheduled for next April 15th; the highly anticipated series will tell in eight stories what it means to be a woman today.
A collection of contemporary feminist fairy tales that mix dark tones with comic ones, with a production that spans many cinematic and narrative genres.
From magical realism we move on to psychological horror, changing register, using various styles and ways of narrating. The only common thread that interests the whole series in homogeneity is double thread: the content and the final message are always the same. What it means to be a woman in this era is the content, while the message we will find out soon Roar will be released on Apple TV (also visible on Sky Q and via the app on the Now Smart Stick). Surely, as in any self-respecting fairy tale, even here the moral will have its weight. By showing what it means to be a woman today, this project will most likely try to raise awareness, to make the world think.
You can watch the trailer of Roar in the video that you find above, at the head of this article.
Roar, the first photos of the new series with Nicole Kidman
Roar tells eight stories of ordinary women, caught in quite exceptional circumstances. The series is about women who eat photographs, who live on a shelf as if they were trophies, who meet ducks. The scenario is absurd and extraordinary, yet the lives contemplated will be disturbingly universal.
The show features an all-star cast: Oscar, Emmy and Golden Globe winner Nicole Kidman (About the Ricardos), who is also an executive producer here, stars in one of eight episodes of Roar. And he’s in good, very good company. Cynthia Erivo is with her (Harriet), Emmy, Grammy and Tony Award winner; six-time Emmy nominee Issa Rae (Insecure); Emmy winner Merritt Wever (Unbelievable); Alison Brie (Not introducing mine, GLOW), nominated for the SAG award; three-time Emmy nominee Betty Gilpin (GLOW, Tomorrow’s War); Meera Syal (Yesterday), Fivel Stewart (atypical) and Kara Hayward (Us).
There are also many cameos by international stars, such as Nick Kroll (Big Mouth), Judy Davis (Nitram), Alfred Molina (Spider-Man: No Way Home), Daniel Dae Kim (Lost), Jake Johnson (New Girl), Jason Mantzoukas (Big Mouth), Chris Lowell (GLOW), Ego Nwodim (Saturday Night Live), Griffin Matthews (The flight attendant – The Flight Attendant), Peter Facinelli (YesterYear), Simon Baker (The Mentalist), Hugh Dancy (Law & Order), Jillian Bell (Brittany won’t stop anymore)Bernard White (The eye of evil) and Justin Kirk (weeds).
Nicole Kidman executive produces with Per Saari and their Emmy Award-winning Blossom Films. Also on board are Emmy-winning producer Bruna Papandrea, and Steve Hutensky and Allie Goss (executive producers on behalf of Made Up Stories). The creators, Liz Flahive and Carly Mensch, are both executive producers and co-showrunners. The author of the literary collection from which the series draws its inspiration, namely Cecelia Ahern, is also an executive producer (via Greenlight Go).