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Rob Lowe to Star in U.K. Drama 'Apocalypse Slough'

Parks and Recreation alum Rob Lowe is exchanging Pawnee for Slough with a starring role in a drama from the U.K. satellite channel Sky 1.

Deadline reports the 10-episode Apocalypse Slough is "an adrenaline-fueled witty epic" about an eclectic group of people faced with the Earth's imminent collision with a comet that will wipe out all Earth. They huddle together beneath Slough, best known to American as the setting for the BBC comedy The Office, to watch the end of the world on television.

Lowe will play Father Jude, a charismatic Vatican official whose faith is shaken by news of the impending apocalypse.Written by Iain Hollands (Beaver Falls) and directed Michael Engler (30 Rock), Apocalypse Slough will premiere later this year. A U.S. broadcast partner is expected to sign on soon.

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