Working Title TV producing comedy drama Apocalypse Slough with Bigballs Films for Sky 1 and NBC

2nd February 2015

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Apocalypse Slough is an ambitious new series for Sky 1 and NBC.

The cast includes talent from both sides of the Atlantic with five time Golden Globe® and Emmy® nominee Rob Lowe (West Wing), Emmy® Award nominee Jenna Fischer (The Office), Emmy® Award winner and four time Golden Globe nominee Megan Mullally (Will and Grace), BAFTA® Award nominee Mathew Baynton (Yonderland), BAFTA® Award nominee Pauline Quirke (Birds of a Feather), Paterson Joseph (Peep Show) and Joel Fry (Game of Thrones).

The creator and lead writer for the series is Iain Hollands (Beaver Falls) with two time Emmy® Award nominee Michael Engler (30 Rock) taking up the reins of lead director, directing the first two episodes.

Apocalypse Slough is a bold, adrenaline fuelled comedy drama about the last days of mankind. 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… 

Our characters include a foul-mouthed 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 them are destined to make it to a bunker deep beneath the suburbs of Slough, and as a result will become the hugely unlikely (and frankly, somewhat unsuitable) future of mankind.

The end is nigh. But who will survive Apocalypse Slough?

Juliette Howell, Head of Television, Working Title commented: “Working Title TV are incredibly proud to have such a stellar cast on board for Apocalypse Slough. I believe it’s a testament to Iain Hollands’ brilliant scripts that we’ve attracted such a rich and talented cast.  Michael Engler is the perfect director to bring Iain's scripts to life and launch what we hope will be an unmissable show.”

The executive producers for the series are Juliette Howell, Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner and Lynn Horsford  for Working Title TV, Andrew Conrad for Bigballs Films, and Cameron Roach and Lizzie Gray for Sky.  The series will be produced by Polly Buckle (Merlin), Nick Pitt (Misfits) and Susie Liggat (Mapp & Lucia)