Zooey Deschanel has been cast as Physical Season 3 on Apple TV+, joining Rose Byrne in the dark comedy series.

The new girl will play Kelly, a network sitcom star who decides to enter the booming fitness industry in the new season. A Physical The release date for Season 3 has yet to be announced.

Physical is set in the idyllic but fragile beach paradise of sunny 1980s San Diego. The half-hour dark comedy follows Sheila Rubin (Byrne), a quietly tortured and seemingly devoted housewife who backs the candidacy of her smart husband but controversial in the state assembly. But behind closed doors, Sheila has her own dark and fun outlook on life that she rarely lets the world see. She also battles a complex set of personal demons tied to her self-image…until she finds release through the most unlikely source: the world of aerobics.

Season 2 introduced new addition Murray Bartlett alongside Rory Scovel, Dierdre Friel, and Paul Sparks. The season saw Sheila successfully launch her first fitness video, only to encounter greater challenges in her path. She was torn between loyalty to her husband (Scovel) and a dangerous attraction to someone else. And since she’s no longer the only game in town, she’s found herself having to outrun some fierce new competitors on her way to building a full-fledged fitness empire.

Deschanel is best known for playing Jess Day in new girl on Fox. She is also known for 500 days of summer, Yes man, Weeds, Bridge to Terabithia, and more. She will then be seen in the film dreaming wild.

Byrne stars and executive producer Physical alongside creator, writer, executive producer and showrunner Annie Weisman. It is a Tomorrow Studios production (an ITV Studios partnership). The series is directed by Stephanie Laing, who also serves as executive producer with Marty Adelstein and Becky Clements for Tomorrow Studios and Craig Gillespie. Alissa Bachner is co-executive producer.

PhysicalSeason 3 premiere, TBA, Apple TV+

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