Zooey Deschanel will join the cast of “Physical” for Season 3. The former New Girl star has joined the cast of Apple TV+’s dramedy Physical for its third season. She’ll be a series regular in her first television acting role beginning around 2018, when New Girl finished its seven-season run on Fox.

She joins a cast that incorporates Rose Byrne, Dierdre Friel, Della Saba, Lou Taylor Pucci, Paul Sparks, Ashley Liao and Geoffrey Arend. Deschanel will play Kelly, described as “a former sitcom star who jumps into the burgeoning fitness industry.”

As per the show’s summary, the half-hour dark comedy “is set in the beachy paradise of sunny 1980s San Diego and follows Sheila Rubin (Byrne), a quietly tortured, seemingly dutiful housewife supporting her smart but controversial husband’s bid for state assembly. Sheila comes to find her own reprieve from her daily woes in the world of aerobics, but it comes with its own host of troubles as well.”

Apple ordered a third season of the dramedy in August. Season 2 of the series followed Sheila who, in the wake of launching her first fitness video, has uncovered a new set obstacles in her approach to building her fitness empire. Torn between loyalty to her husband (Rory Scovel) and the values he represents, and a perilous appreciation for another person, she’s confronted with a difficult decision as well as new competition compromising her status among the fitness community.

Featuring and executive produced by Byrne and hailing from maker, writer and executive producer Annie Weisman, “Physical” is created by Tomorrow Studios (an ITV Studios partnership). This series is directed by Stephanie Laing, who additionally serves as executive producer alongside Marty Adelstein and Becky Clements for Tomorrow Studios, Craig Gillespie and Byrne. Alissa Bachner serves as co-executive producer.

Beside her huge turn as Jess Day on the Fox sitcom “New Girl,” Deschanel’s other eminent credits incorporate movies like “500 Days of Summer” and “Trolls” as well as shows prefer “Weeds.” She’ll likewise be found in the forthcoming movies “Dreamin’ Wild” and “Harold and the Purple Crayon.”

Deschanel is repped by CAA, Management 360 and lawyer Steve Warren.

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