***The following interview contains slight spoilers***
AppleTV+ has a new crime series out today! Now & Then
tells the story of five college friends whose lives are forever changed after a night of partying ends in tragedy. Twenty years later, they are reluctantly reunited by a threat that puts their seemingly perfect lives at risk. While the eight episodes center around a mysterious death, the story is really about youthful dreams and the reality of adulthood.
Set in Miami and shot mostly in Spanish, the series stars Rosie Perez (The Flight Attendant
) and Zjelko Ivanek (12 Monkeys
) as the lead detectives on a twenty-year-old case. Now & Then
also features an exciting cast of international stars as the five friends still reeling from the bad decision they made years ago: Marina de Tavira (Roma
), José María Yazpik, Maribel Verdú, Manolo Cardona, and Soledad Villamil. Together, these seven talented actors have dozens of award nominations and wins, far too many to mention here.
Perez and Ivanek are the only two actors who play themselves in both time periods. In 2000, Perez’s detective Flora Neruda is a rookie investigating a car crash with her partner, Ivanek’s older and more jaded John Sullivan. In 2020, that case still haunts Flora until a phone call brings all the players back together.