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Roar: watch the wild new trailer for Apple TV+’s new feminist anthology series

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Apple TV+’s upcoming anthology series Roar Nicole Kidman, Cynthia Erivo and Issa Rae is coming to our screens very soon – and the wild new trailer gives a glimpse into a cast of women harbouring very dark secrets.

Apple TV+ is certainly pulling out all the stops for its latest original series, Roar.

Based on a book of short stories by PS, I Love You author Cecelia Ahern, the new feminist anthology series boasts a star-studded line-up both on and off the screen, with the likes of Nicole Kidman and Cynthia Erivo leading the cast. 

In short, it’s everything we love here at Stylist – and now that Apple TV+ has finally dropped the trailer, we’re getting very excited indeed.

Keep reading to check out everything we know about the series so far, from the unbelievable cast list to the show’s exciting premise.  

What is Roar about? 

Described as a series of “darkly comic feminist fables,” Roar is a collection of eight half-hour “genre-bending” episodes that explore womanhood in all its forms.

Indeed, as the show’s official description reads: “Roar offers an insightful, poignant and sometimes hilarious portrait of what it means to be a woman today.

“Featuring a blend of magical realism, familiar domestic and professional scenarios, and futuristic worlds, these eight stories mirror the dilemmas of ordinary women in accessible yet surprising ways. How they emerge from their respective journeys speaks to the resiliency that exists within themselves, and with all women.”

The synopsis for Ahern’s original book can reveal some further information: “A story for every woman. A story for every moment. Whether you want to laugh, to be moved, to love, to feel less guilt, to cry, to be comforted, to ROAR. There is a story for you.” 

Cynthia Erivo in Roar
Cynthia Erivo in Apple TV+'s Roar.

Who stars in Roar?

Apple TV+ wasn’t exaggerating when it described this series as “star-studded”.

Alongside Kidman and Erivo, the series also stars Alison Brie (GLOW), Issa Rae (Insecure), Merritt Wever (Unbelievable) and Betty Gilpin (GLOW).

Meera Syal (The Split), Fivel Stewart (Atypical) and Kara Hayward (To The Stars) will also feature. 

Who is behind Roar?

Roar is the first series to come from a deal Apple TV+ did with Liz Flahive and Carly Mensch, who brought the award-winning series GLOW to Netflix.

Alongside creating the show, the pair will also serve as co-showrunners, alongside a slew of talented executive producers including Kidman and Ahern.  

Merritt Wever in Roar
Merritt Wever in Apple TV+'s Roar.

Is there a trailer for Roar?

Yes, and it’s deliciously unhinged with its references to some of the problems women face on a daily basis, such as sexism, gaslighting and objectification.

In the opening scene, we see a woman who compulsively eats photographs (here’s looking at you, Nicole Kidman), while in another, Merritt Wever plays a woman who falls in love with… a duck.

We also meet Betty Gilpin as a housewife whose husband literally puts her on display on a shelf like a trophy, Cynthia Erivo as a working mother who discovers mysterious bite marks on her skin every day, and Alison Brie as a ghost trying to solve her own murder. Take a look:

Where and when will Roar be released?

Roar will debut globally on Apple TV+ on Friday 15 April. 

We’ll update this space with the latest news about Apple TV+’s Roar as and when we get it, so keep your eyes peeled.

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Lauren Geall

As Stylist’s digital writer, Lauren Geall writes on topics including mental health, wellbeing and women’s issues. She’s also a big fan of houseplants and likes to dabble in film and TV from time-to-time. You can find her on Twitter at @laurenjanegeall.