Now Apocalypse taps Avan Jogia to star in new Starz comedy


Avan Jogia (Shaft, Ghost Wars) has been cast as the lead in the new Starz series Now Apocalypse.

The surrealist comedy, Now Apocalypse, stars Jogia as Ulysses, a thrill-seeker who has recently moved to Los Angeles in order to find himself and figure out his real purpose in life.

Ulysses is disturbed by ominous recurring nightmares that could be a sign of a disturbing conspiracy… or could just be a side effect of smoking too much weed.

The series follows Ulysses and his friends Carly, Ford, and Severine as they navigate the tribulations of fame, relationships, and identity.

More from Starz

The series has been described by Starz president of programming Carmi Zlotnik as “an incredibly unique and adventurous story”.

Now Apocalypse’s creators have also described the series as a “sexy, vibrant and fast-moving series” that is contrasted with “a flip side of mythic, dreamlike creepiness”.

Gregg Araki and Steven Soderbergh, who worked together on the mystery film Kaboom, serve as executive producers on the 10-episode series.

Araki will also direct the series.

Araki’s previous work includes helming episodes of Riverdale and 13 Reasons Why, as well as the films Mysterious Skin.

Soderbergh has worked with Starz on drama series The Girlfriend Experience, on which he also served as executive producer. He has also previously directed episodes of The Knick and Mosaic.

Gregory Jacobs, whose has previously worked on Magic Mike XXL and Red Oaks, joins the pair as an executive producer.

Next: W.T.F. is ‘Doctor Who’?: first four episodes you need to start

Now Apocalypse has also brought in author and columnist Karley Sciortino as co-writer. Sciortino is also the creator and host of Viceland’s Slutever.

No premiere date for Now Apocalypse has been announced.