Another show to add. GLOW fans were devastated when the show’s fourth season was canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic, but cocreators Liz Flahive Carly MenschThey are back.
The pair teamed up once again for the Apple TV+ series Roar, which is based upon the short story collection with the same name by Cecelia Ahern. It’s very different in tone than their previous show, but there are several GLOWCast members include alums: Alison Brie, Betty Gilpin Chris Lowell.
RoarAn anthology series that focuses a different story each episode with a new cast, but Brie, 39, & Lowell, 37 appear in the same episode. “It’s funny, because Chris and Ali actually did not have a lot of one-on-one scenes together in GLOW if you actually think about it,” Flahive told HollywoodLifeThursday, April 14. “So, that to me was sort of hilarious, to think about that they actually didn’t interact that much on our previous show. But they were thrilled, obviously, to see each other.”
The Mad Men alum, for her part, was excited to reunite with Flahive and Mensch while playing a character that’s so different from her role on GLOW. “She’s a polar opposite to Ruth, in a lot of ways, even in her physicality, which was really fun,” the Screen Actors Guild Award winner told ColliderIn an interview published Friday, April 15.
The RoarAlso includes casting Nicole KidmanAfter her Emmy-winning performance, her TV resume keeps growing. Big Little Lies. The Oscar winner, 54 years old, is an executive producer for the series with her company Blossom Movies.
“It’s just stress times 100,” the BombshellThe actress said Marie Claire Australia in October 2020 of starring in projects that she’s also producing. “It’s exquisitely painful at times, and then there’s enormous joy as well. Because I want it all to be great and because I care so deeply, I wake up at 3 AM and worry. This is a horrible trait. But at the same time, I go, ‘Well, we’re doing this!’”
Roar is one of many Kidman projects that are based on books. Ahern’s book, which hit shelves in October 2018, contains 30 stories that are each centered around a different titular woman: “The Woman Who Was Pigeonholed,” for example, or “The Woman Who Smiled.”
Season 1 only highlights eight of these stories, so if it gets renewed for more episodes, there’s plenty of additional material to choose from. “It was something really different and new for us,” Mensch told The Hollywood ReporterInterview published Friday, in which he discussed adapting the book to TV. “We’re grounded, naturalistic writers. But we wanted to push ourselves.”
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