“Now Apocalypse” has been canceled after one season, Starz COO Jeffrey Hirsch said during the Television Critics Association press tour Friday.
Hirsch told reporters that the comedy, which premiered in March, is a “great show,” but the premium cable channel does not intend to bring it back for another season. “We have made a decision not to bring it back,” he said.
“Now Apocalypse” starred Avan Jogia as Ulysses, who is struggling to figure out his life in the surreal city of Los Angeles. Kelli Berglund, Beau Mirchoff, Roxane Mesquida also starred.
According to Starz, the series focused on Ulysses and his friends Carly (Berglund), Ford (Mirchoff) and Severine (Mesquida) as they navigated love, sex and fame in Los Angeles. This is all happening as Ulysses is having premonitory dreams about the end of the world, which may or may not be marijuana-fueled delusions.
The series, created and executive produced by Indie filmmaker Gregg Araki, debuted in March. Starz made the entire first season available on its digital and on-demand platforms at launch. Stephen Soderbergh and Gregory Jacobs serve as executive producers. Araki directed all 10 episodes and co-wrote the series with author and Vogue columnist Karley Sciortino, who served as a consulting producer.