While shows like ‘American Horror Story’ have made season-long anthology series popular, we know that ‘Black Mirror‘ has proven that episodic anthology shows are still a hit and Hulu is planning on cashing in with ‘Dimension 404!’ The series is set to star Patton Oswalt (‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.‘,’Santa Clarita Diet’) who has called it a “super f*@ked up anthology show” which sounds like just the thing to differentiate itself from what else is on the market. Good thing for all of us he wasn’t too busy playing TV’s Son of TV’s Frank on the ‘Mystery Science Theater 3000‘ revival to participate in this one as it sounds like his role as Uncle Dusty should be a lot of fun.
Where things get fun is getting our first look at the show in the trailer which you can check out right here:
In the darkest depths of cyberspace, there is another world. A lost dimension, home to wonders unseen, terrors unspeakable, and stories unlike any ever told. Dimension 404 is a science fiction anthology that explores the wonders – and terrors – of our digital age. From outrageous horror comedy to mind-bending action adventure, each episode tells a weird and wild sci-fi tale where the twist ending… is just the beginning. Do not click back. Do not reload. You have reconnected… to Dimension 404.
The tagline for the show is “The twist ending… is just the beginning” seems to be the perfect description for the direction the episode descriptions we have are going.
“MATCHMAKER”: Starring Lea Michele, Robert Buckley, and Joel McHale
When Adam (Buckley), a lonely music blogger, meets his perfect match through a cutting-edge dating app, it seems like a dream come true. But the moment he says “I love you,” his life takes a turn for the terrifying – and Adam discovers a shocking truth that makes him question everything he thought he knew about life and love.
“CHRONOS”: Starring Ashley Rickard and Utkarsh Ambudkar
A hopelessly nostalgic physics student fights to prove her sanity – and goes on an adventure through space and time – when no one on Earth can remember her favorite 90’s cartoon show.
“CINETHRAX”: Starring Sarah Hyland and Patton Oswalt
A snooty cinema purist struggles to convince his fellow filmgoers that the 3D movie they’re watching – screening in a mysterious new format – is summoning forth a brain-sucking interdimensional monster only he can see. It’s up to him to ruin the film and save the world.
So, what can I say? I dig the way this looks. While I find it a little harder to invest my time in shows that aren’t ongoing epics, ‘Black Mirror’ has easily convinced me that there is room for these standalone shows in my life. I suspect ‘Dimension 404’ is going to be quickly added to my “must watch” list.
Joining Oswalt on the show will be “Sarah Hyland, Ashley Rickards, Constance Wu, Lorenza Izzo, Daniel Zovatto, Lea Michele, Mark Hamill, and Joel McHale.”
Whare are your thoughts on the trailer for ‘Dimension 404?’ Do you think this series has what it takes to become a permanent fixture in your TV watching rotation? Share your thoughts below!
Source: Dread Central
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