Hulu’s upcoming mystery anthology series Dimension 404 is steadily adding more names to its growing cast, which already includes Community’s Joel McHale, Modern Family’s Sarah Hyland, Scream Queens’ Lea Michele, iZombie’s Robert Buckley and Ryan Lee (Super 8, Goosebumps).
The most recent names to have signed on to the project are actor/comedian Patton Oswalt, Ashley Rickards (At the Devil’s Door) and Sterling Beaumon (Lost, Crawlspace), Deadline have revealed. The site also provided synopses for three of the standalone episodes, which you can read below:
1) “Oswalt plays Uncle Dusty, a lovable movie nerd who worships at the altar of cinematic history. But when he takes his teenage niece Chloe (Sarah Hyland) to see a new sci-fi YA film, he quickly discovers that the film’s never-before-seen cinematic format – called “Cinethrax” – gives the audience a strange, perilous moviegoing experience.”
2) “Rickards plays Sue, a brilliant yet scattered college student whose procrastinating ways get her caught up in time-traveling adventure when Captain Chronos, the hero of her favorite ’90s-era cartoon, shows up needing help to save the past, present and future – unless the villainous Lord Entropy can stop her.”
3) “Beaumon is Jess, a handsome, slightly mysterious and strong-willed high school senior who works part time at Ernie’s Arcade. There, teenage gamer Andrew (Ryan Lee) discovers a mysterious, never-played arcade game called Polybius, and investigates its dark and bloody provenance.”
Produced by digital studio RocketJump, Dimension 404 will consist of 6 hour-long episodes, each inspired by late-night excursions into the dark corners of the web. It was created by Dez Dolly and Will Campos, together with co-creators Dan Johnson and David Welch and will be distributed through Lionsgate.
Words: Kevan Farrow (@KevanX)