The truth is out there, though you might have to get stoned to see it. Starz announced that its new scripted comedy Now Apocalypse will premiere on Sunday, March 10th at 9:00 p.m. The series will get a lead-in from the long-anticipated American Gods season 2 premiere.
Now Apocalypse was created by indie director Gregg Araki (Kaboom, Mysterious Skin) and follows Ulysses (Avan Jogia), who is struggling to figure out his life in the surreal and bewildering (and quite colorful) city of Los Angeles.
The cast also includes Kelli Berglund (Lab Rats) as Carly, Beau Mirchoff (The Fosters) as Ford, and Roxane Mesquida (Gossip Girl) as Severine. Each character is on their own quest for love, sex, and fame, but according to the official logline, Ulysses grows “increasingly troubled as foreboding, premonitory dreams make him wonder if some kind of dark and monstrous conspiracy is going on — or if he is just smoking too much weed.”
Starz will have a one-two punch of Gods and, potentially, some monsters for its Sunday night lineup. Now Apocalypse reintroduces Starz to a crowded late night comedy field. The premium network has recently found success with shows genre-skewing shows like Outlander, American Gods, and the critically acclaimed J.K. Simmons starrer Counterpart.
Now Apocalypse will make its world premiere as an official selection for the 2019 Sundance Film Festival.
The series is executive produced by Araki, Steven Soderbergh (Logan Lucky) and Gregory Jacobs (The Laundromat). Araki directed all 10 episodes in season one and co-wrote the series with author and Vogue.com sex columnist Karley Sciortino.
We have an exclusive first look at the key art for Starz’ new series below…