Executive producer and showrunner of Apple’s upcoming dramedy series ‘Physical,’ Annie Weisman has sized two-year deal with the Cupertino company for developing TV projects exclusively for AppleTV+, Deadline is reporting.
Weisman, who was previously under a deal with Universal TV where she most recently was the showrunner of drama ‘Almost Family,’ is known for writing and producing seasons 7 and 8 of ABC’s Desperate Housewives. She also served as a co-executive producer on Hulu’s ‘The Path.’
Physical, starring Rose Byrne, reflects Weisman’s penchant for darkly funny stories about the often surprising inner lives of women. Set in a 1980s Southern California beach community, it follows a woman (Byrne) struggling in her life as a quietly tortured housewife who finds an unconventional path to power through an unlikely source: the world of aerobics.
With the new deal, Weisman joins Apple TV+’s roster of talent, which includes Weisman’s frequent collaborator Jason Katims, Alfonso Cuaron, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Justin Lin, Kerry Ehrin, and Lee Eisenberg, among others.