Thursday, August 24, 2017

Pop Picks Up Comedy 'Let's Get Physical' Starring Matt Jones, Chris Diamantopoulos and AnnaLynne McCord

Pop has given a series order to original comedy series Let's Get Physical starring Matt Jones, Chris Diamantopoulos and AnnaLynne McCord. Production will begin later this year for a 2018 debut.

The comedy centers on a slacker who makes a reluctant comeback in the fitness industry after his dad, Colonel Tom Force aka "The Godfather of Aerobics," unexpectedly passes aways and his son inherits the broken-down family gym. To receive the family fortune and estate, he must take on his arch-nemesis, who has become a highly successful fitness entrepreneur. Against all odds, they'll face off in the ultimate battle of masculinity - The National Aerobics Championships.

Jones (Breaking Bad) stars as Joe, the son of a fitness legend who has acquired two decades worth of unhealthy addictions as a result of being the lead singer of South Padre Island's third best cover band. Trapped between two lifestyles and struggling to find a balance, he must figure out if he can win his family's fortune and protect his dad's legacy.

Diamantopoulos (Silicon Valley) plays Barry, Joe's rival, a fitness guru with a messiah complex that hurts so good. After beating Joe in the National Aerobics Finals, he has since formed a highly successful elitist gym chain called The Metrix. Years later, he returns to see if he can claim the Force family fortune away from Joe.

McCord (90210) plays Claudia, Joe's ex-girlfriend and Barry's current wife. She is a tech-savvy businesswoman who built the computer software that powers The Metrix. Although she plays the role of dutiful wife and brand promoter in public, in private there's a different story.

Connor Pritchard, Ben Newmark and Dan Newmark created the series. They executive produce with Michael Rosenberg and John Morayniss. eOne and Rosey Television produce.

"Let's Get Physical is a contemporary self-aware comedy inspired by the aerobics fad that set fitness crazes in motion across the nation," said Justin Rosenblatt, Executive Vice President of Original Programming, Pop. "The show features characters that are distinctive, full-of-heart and played by a dream ensemble cast with undeniable chemistry."