Lionsgate and RocketJump announced earlier this year that they would be teaming up for a six-episode sci-fi/fantasy anthology series on Hulu titled ‘Dimension 404’. Inspired by the internet error code 404, the show “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”. A who’s who of young stars known for their work on TV have joined the cast already as Joel McHale, Sarah Hyland, Lea Michele, Robert Buckley, and Ryan Lee. But now the production has added even more excellent talent.
According to Deadline, ‘Dimension 404’ has just enlisted the talents of ‘Lost’ star Sterling Beaumon, Ashley Rickards of MTV’s ‘Awkward’, and professional geek Patton Oswalt. All three stars will appear in separate hour-long episodes. You can check out the synopses for each installment below:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
Though there’s currently no premiere date for the upcoming series, ‘Dimension 404’ is certainly shaping up to be an interesting offering from the minds of Dez Dolly, Will Campos, Dan Johnson, David Welch, Matthew Arnold, and Freddie Wong. So as we wait for more information regarding when we can finally check it out, let us know what you think of this show so far in the comment section.