West Wing actor Rob Lowe is to star in a new Sky 1 drama about the end of the world.
Apocalypse Slough is described as “a bold, adrenaline fuelled comedy drama” about an eclectic group of seemingly unconnected characters around the world whose lives start to intersect in the most unexpected way after it emerges a comet is on an unavoidable collision course towards earth…
Lowe will play Father Jude, the Vatican’s most rebellious priest who finds his world turned upside down by news of the impending apocalypse.
The actor commented: “I’ve always been a fan of the kind of smart, ambitious and challenging filmmaking that comes from Sky and Working Title. This script and my character in particular, blew me away.”
He’ll be joined by Mathew Baynton humble Slough bank manager Jamie, Pauline Quirke as Jamie’s loving but tough-as-nails mum Paula and Paterson Joseph General Gaines.
The series also stars Jenna Fischer (The Office), Megan Mullally (Will and Grace), and Joel Fry (Game of Thrones).
Adam MacDonald, Director of Sky 1 commented: “Apocalypse Slough is world-class, high- concept new drama for Sky 1. The show has bundles of energy, vibrancy and laughter, as well as delivering an exuberant heart-warming story on an epic scale.
“We are really excited to have Rob, Mathew, Jenna, Megan, Pauline, Paterson and Joel involved in the show. They are all exceptionally talented actors and their casting represents the vision and ambition we have for the series.”