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Meera Syal joins Nicole Kidman's anthology Apple TV series Roar

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Meera Syal joins Nicole Kidman's anthology Apple TV series Roar

British actress Meera Syal and Glow's Betty Gilpin are joining Nicole Kidman for Apple+ TV's anticipated female-led anthology series Roar.

The eight-part drama, from Glow creators Liz Flahive and Carly Mensch, has been adapted from a book of short stories by Cecelia Ahern, and will feature half-hour episodes, each unfolding from a female point of view.

Atypical's Fivel Stewart and Moonrise Kingdom's Kara Hayward have also joined the cast, which boasts Kidman, Oscar nominee Cynthia Erivo, Emmy-winner Merritt Wever and Alison Brie, Gilpin's Glow co-star.

Photo credit: Danny Martindale - Getty Images
Photo credit: Danny Martindale - Getty Images

Goodness Gracious Me's Syal will play Anu, a woman stuck in a lacklustre marriage who decides to shake up her life and return her husband to the very store she first purchased him from, Deadline reports.

Gilpin will play Amelia, a woman so strikingly beautiful that her husband builds her a shelf to sit upon in their home.

Photo credit: Jeff Kravitz - Getty Images
Photo credit: Jeff Kravitz - Getty Images

Kidman recently revealed that filming for the show had wrapped, sharing a photo of herself watching the incredible sunset across the breathtaking view of Burragorang lookout in New South Wales. She added the caption: "Wrap day #Roar."

Here's everything we know about the series so far...

Roar: When will it be released?

Kidman confirmed that filming had finished back in July, so we'll probably have to wait until the New Year for the series to air. Roar will launch on Apple + TV, home to Jennifer Aniston's award-winning series The Morning Show.

Roar: What's it about?

Based on Cecilia Ahern's book of short stories Roar: A Story for Every Woman, each episode will focus on a single story, as told from a female perspective.

Ahern describes her book "a fiercely feminist story collection that illuminates, sometimes in fantastical ways, how women of all kinds navigate the world today."

Photo credit: Jeff Kravitz - Getty Images
Photo credit: Jeff Kravitz - Getty Images

The entertaining stories are meant to move, uplift, amuse and embolden the reader, with each one featuring a woman exploring a different absurd contradiction or issue in her life.

Gilpin will play Amelia, a woman so strikingly beautiful that her husband builds her a shelf to sit upon in their home.

Syal will play Anu, a woman stuck in a flaccid marriage who decides to shake up her life and return her husband to the very store she first purchased him from.

Stewart will play Jane, an angsty teenage girl who loves horses and is about to embark on a journey to avenge her father's death.

The series will be created from the show-runners of Netflix's hit comedy drama GLOW, Liz Flahive and Carly Mensch.

Ahern's best-selling novels P.S I Love You, and Love, Rosie have both been adapted for the big screen.

Roar: The Cast

Nicole Kidman, Harriet Oscar-nominee Cynthia Erivo, Glow's Alison Brie, and Emmy Award-winner Merritt Weaver will be joined by Meera Syal and Brie's Glow co-star Betty Gilpin. Atypical's Fivel Stewart and Moonrise Kingdom's Kara Hayward complete the cast.

Roar will launch on Apple+ TV.

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