‘White Lotus’ star Murray Bartlett signed for Apple TV+ original ‘Physical’ drama series

Apple TV+ 1980s-set dark comedy ‘Physical’ is expanding its cast for season two with Murray Bartlett playing a character that will be the rival of the main character of the show, Sheila Rubin.

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Apple TV+ series ‘Physical’ gains new cast member

Apple renewed its hit show Physical for a second season in August several days before the show’s season one finale was aired. Now, the company is working on expanding the cast for the series with the latest addition being Murray Bartlett.

As reported by Variety, Bartlett, best known for his work in “White Lotus,” will be playing Vincent “Vinnie” Green on Physical. The character is “a charismatic fitness instructor, weight loss guru, and late-night infomercial pioneer. He and Sheila are both friends and rivals who struggle privately with personal demons.”

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“The writing in this season is really fantastic,” said Bartlett. “That stuff I get to do is really fun, but it’s twisted and smart. It’s interesting because it’s got that whole like 80s fun thing, but there’s a depth to this show that’s really moving.”

Produced for Apple TV+ by Tomorrow Studios, Physical follows the story of Sheila Rubin, a devoted housewife supporting her smart but controversial husband’s bid for state assembly. Sheila has her own set of complex problems to deal with behind closed doors relating to her self-image. She finds release in the world of aerobics. Sheila discovers a way to merge this newfound passion with the burgeoning technology of videotape to start a revolutionary business and finds empowerment along the way.

Season one of Physical is available to watch right now on Apple’s streaming service. For $4.99 per month, Apple TV+ is available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, Apple TV via the Apple TV app.

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