Now Apocalypse Season 1 preview: Awkward's jock Beau Mirchoff is the token straight guy in Starz' new comedy
The actor portrays the role of a straight guy amid friends who are either sexually fluid, gay or not ready to be labelled.
'Now Apocalypse', Gregg Araki's debut television series, stars Avan Jogia, Beau Mirchoff, Roxane Mesquita and Kelly Berglund in lead roles.
The show follows the lives of four sexually active individuals in their twenties, with Beau portraying Ford, an aspiring screenwriter, who is not too bright intellectually. However, his red hot looks get him invited to interesting parties in Los Angeles, where he has moved from Kansas to pursue his dreams.
The trailer of the show features Beau in boxers, shirtless, or in sharp-looking suits and repeatedly spotlighting his good looks.
While Araki's show explores sexuality and sexual fluidity, with Avan Jogia playing a gay man who falls in love with his best friend (Ford), it is a new territory for Beau, who was previously seen in 'Desperate Housewives' followed by MTV's 'Awkward,' in which he played a hot soccer player.
The high school drama was aired from 2011 to 2016, and as a student, Beau garnered a lot of attention for his performance and his looks. The show was appreciated for portraying the reality about high school students and their predicament.
As Matty Mckibben, his on and off relationship with Jenna Hamilton (Ashley Rickards) had the audience hooked to the show. 'Awkward' also marked the debut of Beau in a lead role, and before this he had appeared in recurring parts in television shows - 'Desperate Housewives' - or supporting roles in films - 'I am Number Four', 'The Grudge 3'.
After 'Awkward', Beau hasn't been seen on television, except for a guest role in 'Good Trouble', or a recurring role in 'The Fosters'.
'Now Apocalypse' would be Beau's next big series after 'Awkward' and not much has changed for the actor. What he does have going for him in the upcoming show is the story arc, which includes a weird looking lizard, apocalypse and an undercover agent for a girlfriend. In conclusion, we can say he has gone from playing a soccer player to playing a screenwriter.
It would be interesting to see how Beau portrays the role of a straight guy amid friends who are either sexually fluid, gay or not ready to be labelled.
In an interview with Queerty, director and writer Araki had explained how Beau's character Ford is even apologetic when it comes to his sexual orientation while the others are searchers who are continually exploring their sexuality.
'Now Apocalypse' is set to air on March 10 and will have 10 episodes in the first season.