Newswire: Rob Lowe, Jenna Fischer, and Megan Mullally to experience the apocalypse together

Rob Lowe, Jenna Fischer, and Megan Mullally are set to star in a new British series called Apocalypse Slough, a 10-part original drama airing on Sky 1 later this year and on NBC at some point thereafter, according to Deadline. After learning that a massive comet large enough to wipe out all life is on a collision course with Earth, a group of friends gather beneath the small British town (made famous by the original UK Office) to watch the end of the world on TV. Rounding out the cast are Joel Fry (Game Of Thrones), Patterson Joseph (Babylon), Pauline Quirke (Broadchurch), and Mathew Baynton (Yonderland).

While the premise sounds rather dour, the series is billed as “an adrenaline-fueled witty epic.” Lowe plays Father Jude, who works as the Devil’s Advocate in the Vatican. (In Catholicism, a Devil’s Advocate was assigned to argue against candidates for sainthood. In …

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