NBC Comedy Stars to Team Up for the Literal Apocalypse
It's Jenna Fischer, Rob Lowe, and Megan Mullally versus a comet in the doomsday dramedy series.
The end of the world could be funnier, right? NBC hopes so. The network has just given the green light to Apocalypse, a wacky new dramedy starring some of our favorite small screen goofballs.
"This is an out-of-the-box and wholly original project that offers just the right combination of both high drama and humor,” NBC Entertainment president Jennifer Salke gushed. “With a stellar cast that includes Rob Lowe, Megan Mullally, Jenna Fischer and Mathew Baynton (The Wrong Mans) — all four who know how to expertly balance those lines — we’re ready to dive into the Apocalypse."
The show will follow an extended family after news breaks that a comet will collide with Earth. To give you some idea of the tone, characters include "a foul-mouthed priest, an unhinged white supremacist, a mild-mannered bank manager, a germ-phobic cyber-terrorist, a five-star general, and a child who (possibly) rose from the dead."
That's all a lot to take in, but one thing we know for certain? Fischer, Lowe, and Mullally are going to rock the end times. We submit the following as evidence.
Avoid that bottomless pit of despair with the Apocalypse gang sometime in the not-too-distant future. Will you be tuning in?