Attention Now Apocalypse fans! A revival might be headed our way.
Back in 2019, LGBTQIA+ TV enthusiasts were first introduced to the queer-inclusive Starz series, written by Gregg Araki and Karley Sciortino.
The show followed Ulysses (Avan Jogia) and his two best friends, Carly (Kelli Berglund) and Ford (Beau Mirchoff), as they navigate love, sex and life in Los Angeles.
While dealing with the trials and tribulations of his everyday life, Ulysses is also plagued with recurring dreams about the end of the world.
Teen Wolf’s Tyler Posey and Glee’s Jacob Artist also appeared in the show as love interests for Jogia’s character.
Upon its release, Now Apocalypse received praise from critics and viewers for its unapologetic LGBTQIA+ characters and creative storylines.
However, two months after its season one finale, the network announced that the show would not be moving forward.
“Now Apocalypse [was a] great show, as we all know and saw. It was really… a good experiment. But we have made a decision not to bring it back,” Jeffrey Hirsch, Starz’s COO, said in a statement.
Despite its cancellation four years ago, there still might be a bright future for Now Apocalypse.
In a recent interview with Queerty, showrunner Gregg Araki shared his thoughts on whether he would pitch a revival of the series after the WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes end.
“From your mouth to God’s ears. It’s already written and so frustrating but funny,” he revealed.
He added that the new season would have followed the lead female character (presumably Carly) as she struggles to shop around her new TV show pilot.
“It gets greenlit, and in the next episode, her executive [at the studio] gets fired, and she gets put into turnaround,” he continued.
Araki went on to say that the same situation happened to Now Apocalypse, which Starz allegedly greenlit before it was unceremoniously cancelled.
“They greenlit season two, we wrote it, and then there was some political studio sh*t, and our executive got fired, and it was so prophetic,” he explained.
“I hope I get to make it because it’s so much better than season one. The cast of that show was one of the best I worked with, next to Nowhere of course.”
Here’s to hoping a second season of Now Apocalypse is in our near future.