GenreAnthology series
Created by
Based onRoar
by Cecelia Ahern
Executive producers
Running time30 minutes
Production companies
DistributorApple Inc.
Original networkApple TV+

Roar is an upcoming anthology series from Liz Flahive and Carly Mensch, the creators of GLOW. It's based on the 2018 short story collection of the same name by Cecelia Ahern, and is set to air on Apple TV+.


With wit and whimsy, each story in the collection shines a spotlight on women's experiences and how women navigate through other's perceptions of them as well as their own. Highlighting what it means to be a woman, these stories are considered "darkly comic feminist fables."[1]

Cast and characters



Roar was announced in August 2018, with the news that GLOW creators, Liz Flahive and Carly Mensch, were showrunning the TV series being developed based on Cecelia Ahern's short story collection Roar, published in the UK in November 2018, and in the US in April 2019. The project will be produced by Nicole Kidman and Per Saari's Blossom Films, Bruna Papandrea's Made Up Stories, and Theresa Park. Additionally, Ahern's Greenlight Go Productions and Endeavor Content were also attached to also produce.[2]

On March 2, 2021, it was announced that the show will air on Apple TV+ as eight 30-minute episodes each told from a female point of view, which mark Flahive’s and Mensch's first project under their new overall deal with the streamer.[3]


The casting of Nicole Kidman, Cynthia Erivo, Merritt Weaver, and Alison Brie, was announced on March 2, 2021.[3] In August 2021, Betty Gilpin, Meera Syal, Fivel Stewart, and Kara Hayward joined the cast.[4]


Production for Roar began in Los Angeles, California on May 28, 2021, and is scheduled to conclude on August 18, 2021.[5]


  1. ^ "Nicole Kidman, Alison Brie to Star in Apple TV+ Series 'Roar'". TheWrap. March 2, 2021. Retrieved March 2, 2021.
  2. ^ Hipes, Patrick (August 21, 2018). "'Roar' TV Series In Works Based On Cecelia Ahern Short Stories; 'GLOW' Duo To Showrun, Nicole Kidman Among EPs". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved March 2, 2021.
  3. ^ a b Otterson, Joe (March 2, 2021). "Nicole Kidman, Cynthia Erivo, Merritt Wever, Alison Brie to Star in Apple Series From 'GLOW' Creators". Variety. Retrieved March 2, 2021.
  4. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (August 16, 2021). "'Roar': Betty Gilpin, Meera Syal, Fivel Stewart & Kara Hayward Join Apple TV+ Anthology Series". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved August 16, 2021.
  5. ^ "Roar - Production". Variety Insight. Retrieved April 11, 2021.