Nicole Kidman's new anthology series Roar looks incredible

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Nicole Kidman has shared the first look trailer of her Apple TV anthology series Roar, and we're definitely intrigued to see more.

The eight-part drama, from Glow creators Liz Flahive and Carly Mensch, has been adapted from the short story book by much-loved bestselling author Cecelia Ahern, and will feature half-hour episodes, each unfolding from a female point of view.

The series boasts an incredible cast which includes Nicole Kidman, Unbelievable's Merritt Wever, Insecure's Issa Rae, The Split's Meera Syal, Oscar nominee Cynthia Erivo, Glow stars Alison Brie and Betty Gilpin, Moonrise Kingdom's Kara Hayward, and Atypical's Fivel Stewart.

In the new clip, Nicole Kidman's character can be seen devouring her own childhood photos, Cynthia Erivo's character develops strange marks on her body, Issa Rae's character appears to have been rendered mute, and Alison Brie's character is seemingly a ghost, tasked with solving her own murder,

Meera Syal's character can be seen attempting to return her husband to a department store, while Merritt Wever's character appears to have fallen in love with a duck.

Here's everything else we know about Roar...

Roar: Release date

There's no official air date just yet, but along with the trailer, Nicole Kidman also posted on Instagram: "Hear us #ROAR . . . eight stories. Coming your way!"

So we're hoping that means the series will be arriving imminently. We do know that the drama will be available to stream on Apple+.

Roar: The cast

We couldn't be more excited about this stellar cast. Nicole Kidman, Emmy, Tony and Grammy award-winner Cynthia Erivo, Insecure's Issa Rae, Emmy Award-winning Merrit Wever, Glow stars Betty Gilpin and Alison Brie, The Split's Meera Syal, Moonrise Kingdom's Kara Hayward and Atypical's Fivel Stewart.

Photo credit: Leon Bennett - Getty Images
Photo credit: Leon Bennett - Getty Images

Meera Syal will play Anu, a woman stuck in a lacklustre marriage who decides to shake up her life and return her husband to the very store she first purchased him from, Deadline reports.

Betty Gilpin will play Amelia, a woman so strikingly beautiful that her husband builds her a shelf to sit upon in their home.

Photo credit: Steve Granitz
Photo credit: Steve Granitz

From the trailer we can see that Merrit Wever's character falls in love with a duck, Cynthia Erivo's character has been inflicted with marks on her body and face, Issa Rae's character is unable to speak, and Alison Brie's character has been tasked with solving her own murder. And even after death, it appears that she's still suffering menstrual cramps...

Roar: The plot

Each episode will be based on Cecilia Ahern's collection of short stories Roar: A Story for Every Woman, which tells thirty empowering stories from thirty women.

The book synopsis reads: "Have you ever stood at a crossroads, undecided? Have you ever had a moment when you wanted to roar?

"From international bestseller Cecelia Ahern come stories for all of us: the women who befriend us, the women who encourage us, the women who make us brave. From The Woman Who Slowly Disappeared to The Woman Who Returned and Exchanged her Husband, discover thirty touching, often hilarious, stories and meet thirty very different women. Each discovers her strength; each realises she holds the power to make a change."

Cecelia Ahern describes her book "a fiercely feminist story collection that illuminates, sometimes in fantastical ways, how women of all kinds navigate the world today."

We can't wait.

Roar will be available to stream on Apple TV soon.


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