“Roar” debuted on Apple TV+ on Friday, April 15.
Based on a book of short stories by Cecelia Ahern, the series is the first to be released under “Roar” creators and co-showrunners Carly Mensch and Liz Flahive’s(“GLOW”) overall deal with Apple TV+, and features an all-star cast including Academy, Emmy and Golden Globe Award winner Nicole Kidman (“Being the Ricardos”), who also executive produces; Emmy, Grammy and Tony Award winner Cynthia Erivo (“Harriet”); six-time Emmy Award-nominee Issa Rae (“Insecure”); Emmy Award winner (“Unbelievable”); SAG Award nominee Alison Brie (“Happiest Season”); three-time Emmy Award-nominee Betty Gilpin (“The Tomorrow War”); and Meera Syal (“Yesterday”), Fivel Stewart (“Atypical”) and Kara Hayward (“Us”).
In “Roar”, a picture of what it means to be a woman today is painted in an insightful, poignant, and often humorous manner. These eight stories combine magical realism, familiar domestic and professional scenarios, and futuristic settings to explore the dilemmas of everyday women in an accessible yet surprising manner. They demonstrate resiliency within themselves and with other women through how they emerge from their respective journeys.
In addition to starring, Kidman executive produces alongside Per Saari and their Emmy Award-winning Blossom Films. Produced by Made Up Stories, Emmy Award-winning producer Bruna Papandrea, Steve Hutensky, and Allie Goss act as executive producers. Executive producers Flahive and Mensch serve as co-showrunners and executive producers. The show is executive produced by Cecelia Ahern through Greenlight Go. and Theresa Park executive produces for her Per Capita Productions.
In this exclusive interview, we speak with Liz Flahive and star Fivel Stewart about the anthology series and how it came together!