Lea Michele, Robert Buckley and Ryan Lee are the first to join the cast of Dimension 404, Hulu’s six-episode sci-fi/fantasy anthology scripted series from RocketJump and Lionsgate. Michele and Buckley will star in the opening stand-alone episode, and Lee will topline another stand-alone.
Inspired by the Internet’s “404” error code, Dimension 404 aims to evoke that 3 AM feeling of wandering onto the weird side of the web, stumbling upon stories that cannot be explained in the world that we know. Dez Dolly created the series with Will Campos, and Dolly is executive producer/showrunner. Co-Creators are Dan Johnson and David Welch. Freddie Wong and Matthew Arnold are also exec producers.
In the first episode, Michele will play Amanda, an attractive, witty, ambitious, type-A gal with a warm heart. She turns to matchmaker services to suit her rebound dating needs after a bad breakup. Buckley plays Adam, who falls hard for Amanda and drops “I love you” too soon – prompting her to “swipe left” on him. Their breakup forces the emotionally vulnerable and naive Adam to confront a multitude of truths about his life.
In his stand-alone episode set in 1982, Lee plays Andrew, a teenage introvert and video game addict. Secretly gay, he is viciously bullied by classmates and only finds comfort and courage at Ernie’s Arcade. There Andrew discovers a mysterious, never-played arcade game called Polybius, and investigates its dark and bloody provenance.
No release date has been set for the series.
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