Starz Set Worldwide Premiere For Comedy ‘Now Apocalypse’ Coming To StarzPlay UK In March 2019
US network Starz is making good use of their now StarzPlay streaming service, as it announces a worldwide premiere date for apocalyptic weed comedy ‘Now Apocalypse‘ in March 2019.
‘Now Apocalypse’ stars Avan Jogia (‘Tut,’ ‘Twisted’) as Ulysses, who is struggling to figure out his life in the surreal and bewildering city of Los Angeles. Kelli Berglund (‘Lab Rats,’ ‘Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors’) stars as Carly, Beau Mirchoff (‘Awkward,’ ‘The Fosters’) as Ford, and Roxane Mesquida (Kaboom, ‘Gossip Girl’) as Severine, all of whom are on quests pursuing love, sex and fame. Between sexual and romantic dating-app adventures, Ulysses grows increasingly troubled as foreboding, premonitory dreams make him wonder if some kind of dark and monstrous conspiracy is going on – or if he is just smoking too much weed.
The comedy series is created and executive-produced by veteran indie filmmaker Gregg Araki (‘Kaboom’, ‘Mysterious Skin’), who also directs all 10 episodes. Steven Soderbergh (‘Logan Lucky’, ‘The Laundromat’) and Gregory Jacobs (‘The Laundromat’, ‘Magic Mike XXL’) also serve as executive producers.
For those of you confused as to what is StarzPlay, it is an addition “add-on” channel you can get via Amazon Prime Video and it is set to launch on Virgin Media soon. This as an additional service to the main Amazon & Virgin offering, and costs £4.99 a month. The channel is also home to Stephen King multiverse drama ‘Castle Rock‘, the Brendan Gleeson/Harry Treadaway series ‘Mr. Mercedes‘, and JK Simmons sci-fi series ‘Counterpart‘, so now is an excellent time to subscribe.
‘Now Apocalypse‘ will premiere will on Sunday, 11th March 2019 on StarzPlay in the UK and Germany at 2am at the same time as the US premiere broadcast on Starz (Sunday, March 10th at 9:00 PM ET/PT).
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