With Black Mirror coming back and this announcement, it’s a good time for fans of sci-fi anthologies! Glee and Scream Queens‘ Lea Michele and iZombie‘s Robert Buckley are set to star in Hulu’s upcoming 6-episode anthology series Dimension 404.
The title, which draws on the 404 error code, will dive into the mysteries, possibilities, and dark spaces of the digital age. Michele and Buckley will star as Amanda and Adam, two people who meet through internet Matchmaking. Ryan Lee of Trophy Wife will also join for an episode as “a teen introvert and video game addict.” Each episode will be an hour long.
THR provides this synopsis:
[Dimension 404] aims to evoke the feeling of wandering onto the weird side of the web at 3 a.m., stumbling upon stories that cannot be explained in the world as we know it. Among the sorts of questions explored in the series: What if an obscure cartoon held the secret to time travel? What if energy drinks caused the apocalypse? What if the NSA’s top analyst was a gigantic, all-knowing cube of sentient meat named Bob?
The anthology is a project created by Dez Dolly and Will Campos, co-created by Dan Johnson and Devid Welch, and executive produced/directed by Youtuber Freddie Wong—whose channels cover gaming, special effects, and more—alongside his RocketJump co-founders. As of now, there’s no official release date.
From the synopsis, I like the weird and slightly absurd premises and I’m definitely more curious about that angle compared to the cynical or “the internet is dangerous and trying to murder you” take that I think a lot of digital age commentary can adopt. Also, rather than being a dystopian defamiliarized universe (see Black Mirror), it sounds like Dimension 404 will be more ingrained in our world (the episode with Lee is said to take place in 1982) with some digital weirdness mixed in.
What do you think about the upcoming series? Will you be checking it out?
(via The Hollywood Reporter)
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