Who else is headed into another dimension? Deadline reports Patton Oswalt, Ashley Rickards, and Sterling Beaumon have joined Hulu’s upcoming series Dimension 404.
From Dez Dolly and Will Campos, the anthology series “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 three join fellow cast members Joel McHale and Lea Michele.
What do you think? Are you a fan of Oswalt, Rickards, or Beaumon? Will you watch Dimension 404?