Starz has unveiled the trailer and poster for Now Apocalypse, a new series described as a “provocative and surreal” comedy. Now Apocalypse comes from filmmaker Gregg Araki (Mysterious Skin), Oscar winner Steven Soderbergh (Traffic), and Emmy Award winner Gregory Jacobs (Behind the Candelabra), and is set to make its official debut at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival.
Following its premiere at Sundance, the Araki, Soderbergh, and Jacobs executive produced comedy series will debut on Starz on March 10, 2019. The series will slip into the Sundays at 9pm ET/PT time slot immediately following the much anticipated second season of American Gods.
Season one will consist of 10 episodes directed by Gregg Araki. Araki also co-wrote the comedy with author/columnist Karley Sciortino.
The cast includes Avan Jogia (Tut, Twisted), Kelli Berglund (Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors), Beau Mirchoff (Awkward, The Fosters), Roxane Mesquida (Kaboom, Gossip Girl), Jacob Artist (White Bird in a Blizzard), and Tyler Posey (Teen Wolf).
Now Apocalypse follows Ulysses (Jogia) and his friends Carly (Berglund), Ford (Mirchoff), and Severine (Mesquida), who are on various quests pursing love, sex and fame. The series explores identity, sexuality and artistry, while navigating the strange and oftentimes bewildering city of Los Angeles. Between sexual and romantic dating app adventures, Ulysses grows increasingly troubled as foreboding premonitory dreams make him wonder – is some kind of dark and monstrous conspiracy going on, or is he just smoking too much weed?
Jogia’s character, Ulysses, is described as a “recent transplant to Los Angeles, who is struggling to find his place in the world. Something of a thrill seeker, Ulysses admits that he’s always had an attraction to and fear of the unknown and is plagued by recurring nightmares, which he believes are a portent for a vast, sinister conspiracy.