Roar, a new anthology series, just dropped on AppleTV+ today, and offers an insightful, poignant, and sometimes hilarious portrait of what it means to be a woman today. Based on a book of short stories by Cecelia Ahern, the dark comedy series is created by Carly Mensch and Liz Flahive (GLOW). It features an all-star cast including Nicole Kidman (Being the Ricardos), who also executive produces, Cynthia Erivo (Harriet), Issa Rae (Insecure), Alison Brie (Happiest Season), Betty Gilpin (The Tomorrow War), Meera Syal (Yesterday), Merritt Wever (Nurse Jackie), Fivel Stewart (Atypical) and Kara Hayward (Us). Roar offers a unique blend of magical realism, familiar domestic and professional scenarios, and futuristic worlds. The 8 episode series portrays dilemmas of ordinary women in accessible yet surprising ways.

We were joined on the Popternative show by Merritt Wever to discuss her episode titled “The Woman Who Was Fed By a Duck” (episode 5). The episode follows Elisa (Wever) as she begins to form a relationship with a duck – yes, a duck – after he begins talking to her one day at the park. We asked Merritt what the duck represents in the episode, and she also tells us what drew her to the series.

Watch the full interview with Merritt Wever below.

All 8 episodes of Roar are now streaming on AppleTV+.

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