Steven Soderbergh and Gregg Araki are two of the more unconventional and exciting filmmakers working right now. Soderbergh’s most recent work includes Unsane, a film shot entirely on an iPhone, and HBO’s murder mystery series Mosaic, which combined video game and television storytelling by releasing a companion phone app alongside the television show that allowed players to interact with the storyline.
Gregg Araki is one of the spearhead members of the New Queer Cinema movement and his 2010 genre-bending film Kaboom won the Cannes Film Festival’s first-ever Queer Palm Award. He has also directed episodes of acclaimed television series like American Crime, 13 Reasons Why, and Riverdale.
In short, neither filmmaker is afraid to forge new paths within cinema or television, and each of their filmographies is exciting in their own right. Now, according to The AV Club, the two are teaming up on a brand-new television project for Starz.
The series, titled Now Apocalypse, will be a coming-of-age comedy following four friends navigating the modern dating scene in Los Angeles. However, curious viewers shouldn’t expect the series to be a run-of-the-mill comedy.
Comments from Soderbergh indicate Now Apocalypse might include some mind-bending elements as well. “If this isn’t the craziest thing I’ve ever read, it’s tied for first,” the filmmaker said. “We will not be responsible for people’s heads splitting in half when they see it.”
Starz has ordered Now Apocalypse for ten episodes. A projected premiere date has not yet been determined.