Now Apocalypse: Sex, Inclusion, and Weed for Dark Times

Brian Berman Mar 21, 2019

At SXSW 2019, we sat down with the cast and creators of Now Apocalypse to learn why the new show is a “ray of light” in dark times.

Now Apocalypse spares no expense to craft a multifarious millennial experience. The Starz series follows four 20-somethings in Los Angeles each pursuing the realization of their own dreams, but it's also packed to the brim with sex, weed, and paranormal conspiracy.

For the primary “hero” (and massive stoner) Ulysses (Avan Jogia) that dream is true love. For his roommate Ford, played by Beau Mirchoff, an acceptable endgame is a fruitful writing career. Ford’s partner, the mystifying Severine (Roxane Mesquida), bends relationship expectations while hunting for scientific success. The trio’s uninhibited friend Carly (Kelli Berglund), like countless others in Los Angeles, simply wants to be a well-known actor.

Director and writer Gregg Araki’s TV foray draws upon his successes in indie filmmaking,
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