Rob Lowe, Jenna Fischer, Megan Mullally, Mathew Baynton and Pauline Quirke will lead the cast in Sky 1’s epic and global comedy drama You, Me and the Apocalypse.
You, Me and the Apocalypse is a bold, adrenaline-fuelled comedy drama about the last days of mankind – boasting a relentlessly entertaining mix of action, adventure, romance and wit set against a backdrop of apocalyptic chaos.
The story follows an eclectic group of seemingly unconnected characters around the world as their lives start to intersect in the most unexpected ways. All triggered by the news that a comet is on an unavoidable collision course towards earth.
And when we say ‘eclectic’, we specifically mean, a rebellious priest, an unhinged white supremacist, a mild mannered bank manager, a germ-phobic cyber-terrorist, an American 5 star general and a child who (possibly) rose from the dead. Some of the above are destined to make it to a bunker deep beneath the suburbs of Slough, and as a result will become the hugely unlikely future of mankind.
Rob Lowe will play Father Jude, the Vatican’s most rebellious priest. But beneath his irreverent exterior he’s a deeply moral man with a profound and passionate faith. His world will be turned upside down by news of the impending apocalypse, and he will find himself facing the greatest challenge of his life. One that will shake his faith, force him to question his vows, and bring him face to face with his past.
Jenna Fischer will portray Rhonda, a mild-mannered librarian who finds herself dangerously out of her depth when she is sent to a maximum security prison in New Mexico for a crime she did not commit. Desperate to be re-united with her beloved family, she will find herself inadvertently plunged into a race against time to find them before it’s too late.
Megan Mullally will play Leanne, an unhinged white supremacist who takes a deeply reluctant Rhonda under her wing. Morally dubious but intensely loyal, she’s a woman uniquely suited to surviving the end times and will prove herself to be exactly the streetwise sidekick Rhonda needs.
Mathew Baynton will take on the role of humble Slough bank manager Jamie. Hopelessly likable but hopelessly stuck in a rut, he’s still mourning the mysterious disappearance of his wife seven years ago. But news of the apocalypse will finally spur him into action, and he will embark on a perilous quest to find his wife, discovering courage he never knew he possessed along the way.
Pauline Quirke will take on the role of Jamie’s loving but tough-as-nails mum Paula. A nurse by profession, she also nurses a dark secret about Jamie, one that will turn his life upside down…
Paterson Joseph will play General Gaines who has rapidly risen through the ranks of the army, becoming a 5 Star General with responsibility for briefing the President of the United States on high-level military matters.
Joel Fry plays Dave, Jamie’s hedonistic best friend, who encourages Jamie to grab what’s left of life by the balls. Blessed with an outrageous sense of humour and a lust for life, he responds to news of the impending apocalypse by writing an utterly shameless bucket list…
You, Me and the Apocalypse will debut on Sky 1 on Sep 30th, watch the video below to find out more about the show!