The show is created by indie filmmaker Gregg Araki and executive produced by Steven Soderbergh, the show follows Ulysses (Jogia), a millennial stoner “struggling to figure out his life in the surreal and bewildering city of Los Angeles.”
The series also stars Kelli Berglund, Beau Mirchoff, Roxane Mesquida, Tyler Posey, and Jacob Artist, all in the thick of their own unapologetic “quests pursuing love, sex,
Jogia spoke with TV Line about his role.
“He’s a sexual astronaut, he’s exploring. Sexuality is a spectrum, and he moves around it. He definitely has the realms in which he’s most comfortable, but he’s also down to try new stuff out. I like playing a character that’s asking a different question about sexuality, even blurring of the lines of sexuality. It’s not so cut and dry. We can explore many things all at the same time. There aren’t enough characters doing that in movies or on TV.”
The show explores the damage that apps like Grindr and Tindr have inflicted on LA’s already fragile dating scene. The show also features aliens.
One thing that Avan does know is that his sex scenes with Tyler Posey are definitely going to make the rounds of the internet.
The show delves into a lot of different aspects of sexuality.
“All of the sexuality on the show is joyful and celebrated and everyone has agency,” Jogia says. “There’s no darkness to the sexuality. We explore sexuality as a positive, not as this guilt-ridden threat that I think so much of American television and American cinema has. I was happy to be a part of a show that doesn’t use sexuality for anything other than positivity and joy.”
Watch the tailer for Now Apocalypse below.
You can watch Now Apocalypse every Sunday night at 9 PM on Starz.