From filmmaker Gregg Araki and sex columnist Karley Sciortino, as well as executive producers Steven Soderbergh and Greg Jacobs, the 10-episode, half-hour Starz comedy series Now Apocalypse is a surreal and wild coming-of-age story that follows Ulysses (Avan Jogia) and his friends – Ford (Beau Mirchoff), Carly (Kelli Berglund) and Severine (Roxane Mesquida) – as they explore identity, sexuality and love in the often strange city of Los Angeles. As his premonitory dreams become more troubling and seemingly apocalyptic, Ulysses begins to wonder if something dark and dangerous is going on, or if the weed he’s been smoking is just making him hallucinate.
While at the Starz portion of the TCA Press Tour, Collider got the opportunity to sit down with co-stars Kelli Berglund and Tyler Posey (who plays Gabriel, a charismatic but mysterious guy that matches with Ulysses on a dating app) to talk about why this show scared them, working on such a comfortable set, what they like about their characters, having Gregg Araki direct all of the episodes, their first exposure to his films, shooting the season like a movie, and adding the sci-fi/supernatural aspect to it all.
Jocelyn Jane Cox is a freelance writer and a figure skating coach from New York. She has worked with Huffpost, Slate and Parent.com. She writes about parenting, movies and celebrities.