First Cast Members Revealed For Dimension 404
Variety has revealed some of the cast members for internet streaming giant Hulu’s upcoming sci-fi anthology series Dimension 404. So far, three people have been cast for this project – Lea Michele (Scream Queens), Robert Buckley (iZombie) and Ryan Lee (Super 8), with Michele and Buckley being love interests in one of the episodes, and Lee taking part in another. Dimension 404 is set to be a six-part miniseries, with each episode being an hour long stand alone.
Will Campos and Dez Dolly are co-creators on the show along with Dan Johnson and David Welch, and the show is coming from the from digital studio Rocket Jump. Executive producers will include Freddie Wong, Matthew Arnold, and Dolly, who will also serve as showrunner.
Here’s the official synopsis for the show:
Inspired by the internet’s “404” error code, “Dimension 404” aims to evoke that 3 a.m. feeling of wandering onto the weird side of the web, stumbling upon stories that cannot be explained in the world that we know. Each episode will explore a different bizarre mystery, including an obscure cartoon that may hold the secret to time travel or energy drinks perhaps causing a global apocalypse.
One of the episodes will feature Michele as Amanda, who seeks out a matchmaking service after a bad breakup. Adam, played by Buckley, is the emotionally vulnerable man who falls immediately in love with Amanda and brings the possible relationship to an end by blurting out “I love you” too soon. This breakup leads to Adam facing a load of uncomfortable truths about himself, and, as this is a sci-fi series, hopefully some weird aliens or time travel or alternate versions of himself, or something similar.
Lee’s episode, taking place in 1984, will play to gamers more – it deals with Andrew, a secretly gay video gamer who is bullied at school and find’s respite at a local arcade, where he comes across the mysterious arcade game Polybius and starts investigating its dark mysteries. Another episodes reportedly includes a sentient blob of meat.
Dimension 404 reportedly started shooting this week, though there’s no official release date yet. Tell us in the comments what you think about this. Do you like the idea behind this show?
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