Apple TV+ has been on a roll with their original releases. The platform's popular comedy series, Ted Lasso, swept at the most recent Emmy Awards, while the movie CODA recently nabbed the Academy Award for Best Picture. Meanwhile, other recent releases like Pachinko and Severance have received rave reviews from critics (with PureWow's own editors offering their glowing recommendations too).
This weekend, the streaming service dropped their latest offering—Roar—which is another solid addition to their growing list of titles. Prior to its release, this 8-part anthology series had already generated loads of buzz for its star-studded cast, which includes Issa Rae, Nicole Kidman, Betty Gilpin, Cynthia Erivo, Merritt Wever, Alison Brie, Meera Syal and Fivel Stewart (we weren't kidding when we said major stars). Meanwhile, extra anticipation was built due to the fact that Roar's eight episodes are adapted from a short story collection of the same name, written by bestselling author Cecelia Ahern (who has penned popular books like P.S. I Love You).
Now that Roar has arrived, it's clear that the series was worth the hype, even if it's not the best show Apple TV+ has to offer. Still, with strong performances, intriguing plotlines and strong atmosphere-building, Roar is certainly worth a watch for its Black Mirror meets Handmaid's Tale approach. Keep reading to check out our full review.