Steven Soderbergh is Producing a Crazy Comedy Series For Starz Called NOW APOCALYPSE
Steven Soderbergh is currently developing a comedy for Starz called Now Apocalypse. The cable network has already picked up the series for 10 half-hour episodes. The show was created by Gregg Araki (Kaboom), and it's described as a coming-of-age comedy that is said to have a "flipside of mythic, dreamlike creepiness."
The story follows "Ulysses and his friends Carly, Ford and Severine, 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 — is some kind of dark and monstrous conspiracy going on, or is he just smoking too much weed?"
Araki will co-write the series with Karley Sciortino (Slutever), and he will direct all ten episodes with Soderbergh executive producing. Soderbergh had this to say in a statement:
"If this isn’t the craziest thing I’ve ever read, it’s tied for first. We will not be responsible for people’s heads splitting in half when they see it."
That comment alone is what got me most excited about this series. I love watching crazy shit and I can't wait to see what this ends up becoming. Starz programming president Carmi Zlotnik adds:
"Gregg brings an incredibly unique and adventurous story to the Starz brand and we cannot wait for the world to meet the bold, sexy and fun characters of Now Apocalypse. It’s exciting to bring diverse and compelling storytelling to the screen as part of Starz’s ongoing programming strategy to provide premium content to reach underserved audiences.”
Judging from what we know about this Now Apocalypse series so far, are you looking forward to checking it out?