Patton Oswalt (Veep), Ashley Rickards (Awkward) and Sterling Beaumon (Lost) are the latest to join the cast of Dimension 404, Hulu’s six-episode sci-fi/fantasy anthology scripted series from RocketJump and Lionsgate. All will appear in separate episodes.
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 and stumbling upon stories that cannot be explained in the world that we know.
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. He’s repped by UTA, Generate and attorney Lev Ginsburg.
In a separate episode, 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. Rickards is repped by UTA and LINK Entertainment.
In another episode, 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. Beaumon, repped by APA and manager Bernard Kira, next recurs in the upcoming season of Longmire.
The cast also includes Lea Michele and Joel McHale.
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.