When you can’t reach your weed dealer and it’s your turn to be the group’s “designated commuter” (because some nights, getting on the subway can be a little more “complicated” than others), something like a conspiracy of universal proportions is probably the last thing you need.
Unfortunately, Ulysses (Avan Jogia) doesn’t look like he’s going to have much of a choice, as we can see from the official trailer for STARZ‘s coming-of-age half-hour comedy Now Apocalypse from creator/executive producer Gregg Araki and Steven Soderbergh. The 10-episode series debuts on Sunday, March 10, at 9 p.m. ET/PT, following the second-season premiere of American Gods–though it will make its world premiere as an Official Selection at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival.
Araki and author/Vogue.com sex columnist Karley Sciortino (Viceland’s Slutever) co-wrote the series, with Araki directing the season. Soderbergh and Gregory Jacobs (The Laundromat, Magic Mike XXL) serve as executive producers, while Sciortino serves as consulting producer.
“Now Apocalypse” is a half-hour comedy series created and executive produced by Gregg Araki (Kaboom, Mysterious Skin). Steven Soderbergh (“The Girlfriend Experience,” Logan Lucky) and Gregory Jacobs (Magic Mike XXL, “Red Oaks”) also serve as executive producers. This surreal, coming-of-age comedy series centers on 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.
“Now Apocalypse” 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 if some kind of dark and monstrous conspiracy is going on, or if he is just smoking too much weed. Araki co-wrote and directed all 10 half-hour episodes of the sexy, vibrant and fast-moving series that has a flipside of mythic, dreamlike creepiness. Karley Sciortino — author, Vogue.com sex columnist, and creator and host of “Slutever” on Viceland — co-wrote the series with Araki and serves as a consulting producer.