The creator behind Kaboom and Mysterious Skin, Gregg Araki, is coming to Starz this March with his new show Now Apocalypse. Araki is the co-writer and director for all 10 half-hour episodes of this world-ending comedy.
In addition to Araki, Karley Sciortino will we writing and co-producing on Now Apocalypse. Sciortino is best know from Slutever.com and the Slutever Viceland docuseries, both of which explore the universe of sexuality from the front lines.
Could this finally be the high-budget This is How the World Ends (Araki’s ill-fated MTV project) that we’ve been waiting for? Perhaps. Now Apocalypse does seem to harken back to Araki’s recurring theme of self-exploration at the end of the universe.
The quick rundown of the main characters: Ulysses (Avan Jogia, “Tut,” “Twisted”) and his friends Carly (Kelli Berglund, “Lab Rats,” Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors), Ford (Beau Mirchoff, “Awkward,” “The Fosters”) and Severine (Roxane Mesquida, Kaboom, “Gossip Girl”), who are on various quests pursuing love, sex and fame.
Between sexual and romantic dating app adventures, 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.
Watch the trailer down below, and catch Now Apocalypse when it premieres 10 March 2019 on STARZ and the STARZ App.
(The use of Urban Cone’s “Kings & Queens” in this trailer gives me hope that Araki’s sublimely great use of music from his films might find its way into the show.)