Rob Lowe, Jenna Fischer, and Megan Mullally to Star in New Series ‘Apocalypse Slough’
Will Forte isn’t the only performer to star in a show about the end of the world this year. Deadline reports that Rob Lowe, Jenna Fischer, and Megan Mullally have all joined the cast of Apocalypse Slough, an upcoming 10-part comedy/drama series on British channel Sky 1 that NBC is also set to air in the US. Described as “an adrenaline-fueled witty epic,” Slough centers on “an eclectic group of ordinary people in an extraordinary situation: a collision is imminent with an eight-mile wide comet that’s destined to wipe out all life on Earth. Together, they hunker beneath the town of Slough, about 20 miles west of London, to watch the end of the world on TV.” Lowe will play a rebellious priest named Father Jude, Fischer will play a librarian stuck in a New Mexico prison for a crime she didn’t commit, and Mullally will play a woman named Leanne, “an unhinged white supremacist who takes a deeply reluctant Rhonda under her wing.” Other announced cast members include Mathew Baynton, Pauline Quirke, Patterson Joseph, and Joel Fry. The series will premiere on Sky 1 sometime later this year.