Less than two days after it was announced that Starz’ wildly weird series “Now Apocalypse” had been cancelled after one season, an attempt is underway to rescue it.
The series followed a group of extremely horny young people searching for meaning in Los Angeles, led by desperately single stoner Ulysses (Avan Jogia) who is plagued by premonitory visions of the end times. Kelli Berglund, Beau Mirchoff, and Roxane Mesquida also starred.
Celebrated indie filmmaker Gregg Araki created the show and, whilst speaking with Indiewire today, has revealed that there may be a future for the show if someone else wants to pick it up:
“We are shopping for a new home since the show’s cheap, and with the most amazing cast and incredibly passionate fanbase. The fan reaction let me know that the people who watched it got it exactly as I hoped. The show really is a dream come true for me. I love it so much and am so proud of the work we all did together.
And regardless of what happens, I’m happy knowing that it will live forever in the streaming/sharing cosmos. As far as our demo goes, we were told when we got greenlit that, in the wake of their successful app launch, Starz was planning on courting a new younger audience that doesn’t currently live on the channel. And that our show was going to be a part of that effort. Clearly, that’s all changed.”
“Magic Mike XXL” duo Steven Soderbergh and Gregory Jacobs also served as executive producers on the show which is currently available to stream on Starz. Araki’s filmography has included such celebrated LGBT films as “Mysterious Skin,” “The Living End” and “The Doom Generation”.