Avan Jogia (“Shaft,” “Tut”) has been cast as the lead in filmmaker’s Gregg Araki and Steven Soderbergh’s new half-hour comedy series “Now Apocalypse” at Starz.
The ten-episode surreal, coming-of-age comedy series follows Ulysses (Jogia) and his friends Carly, Ford and Severine, who are on various quests pursing love, sex and fame in Los Angeles.
Ulysses is also plagued by recurring nightmares, which he believes are a portent for a vast, sinister conspiracy. The story explores identity, sexuality and artistry.
Araki and Soderbergh executive produce with Gregory Jacobs (“Magic Mike XXL”) while Araki is co-writing and directing. Vogue.com sex columnist Karley Sciortino serves as a consulting producer.