A version of this story first appeared in the print edition of TheWrap Magazine’s Fall TV Issue.
The CW’s “No Tomorrow” has been described as an “apocalyptic joy” show. On the new dramedy from the team behind “Jane the Virgin,” Tori Anderson plays a girl who meets a guy (“Galavant” alum Joshua Sasse) who believes, based on “scientific” evidence, that the end of the world is imminent.
“It’s their journey of creating a bucket list, checking things off, and how it trickles down to everyone else,” the actress told TheWrap.
But Anderson’s Evie isn’t one to passively follow along with a new love interest and accept that the apocalypse is nigh.
“She’s a lot of things,” Anderson said. “She’s a very tight-laced woman. But she has hopes and dreams and aspirations. And she’s taking baby steps into accomplishing those things. But she’s funny and quirky and has insecurities.”
“No Tomorrow” is based on a Brazilian telenovela, but Anderson didn’t watch the original show for research, saying she and the team wanted to create something fresh and unique. Just because the original show had an actual countdown clock to the end of the world, don’t expect things to unfold in exactly the same way here.
As for how they will unfold, Anderson would only tease.
“I don’t know if things get weirder,” she said. “Potentially. But I think the crux of the show is, ‘What would you do if you had a limited amount of time?’ Just living your life fully no matter what.”
Because of that bucket-list aspect of the show, Anderson’s character did two risky things — ride a pogo stick and sing in public — in the pilot alone. And as the show continues and her bucket list gets longer, she’ll probably have to do crazier things.
If Anderson had her way, she would actually perform more of these stunts herself. “I’m like a daredevil — well, I say that but I haven’t done a lot of crazy things,” she bemoaned. “But the thing is they won’t let us. I want to do the skydiving and all that stuff, but they won’t let [me]. I’ll have to do it behind their backs, secretly, maybe.”
“No Tomorrow” premieres Oct. 4 on The CW.
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