An A-list cast lines up in a bold, adrenaline-fuelled and continent-spanning comedy drama about the final days of mankind.
Mild-mannered Slough bank manager Jamie (Mathew Baynton, Yonderland) is in a rut – albeit a very organised one – consumed by grief for his missing wife.
All of that soon changes, however, when he’s arrested on suspicion of cyber terrorism and realises that, somehow, he must have an identical twin and mum Paula (Pauline Quirke, Birds of a Feather) has some serious explaining to do.
Halfway around the world in New Mexico, unassuming librarian Rhonda (Jenna Fischer, The Office) enters a maximum-security prison for a crime she didn’t commit and reluctantly falls under the wing of unhinged white supremacist Leanne (Megan Mullally, Will & Grace).
At the Vatican, meanwhile, foul-mouthed rebel priest Father Jude (Rob Lowe, Parks & Recreation) interviews the beautiful Sister Celine (Gaia Scodellaro) for a role in his office of the Devil’s Advocate.
These are just some of the eclectic and seemingly unconnected characters whose lives will start to intersect in the most unexpected ways as news breaks that a comet is on an unavoidable collision course towards earth and will hit in just 34 days.
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. Paterson Joseph (Safe House), Joel Fry (Game of Thrones), Kyle Soller (Poldark) and Charlie Condou (Coronation Street) also feature, alongside guest star Dame Diana Rigg, in this entertaining tale of adventure, romance and family set against a witty backdrop of apocalyptic chaos.
The series is created by Iain Hollands (Beaver Falls) with two-time Emmy® Award nominee Michael Engler (30 Rock) taking up the reins as lead director.