Modern Family‘s Sarah Hyland and the cancelled Community‘s Joel McHale have been cast in the Dimension 404 TV show at Hulu. A sci-fi anthology series, Dimension 404‘s title is inspired by the “404” or “not found” internet error code and is meant to evoke that weird feeling you get when stumbling upon strange bits of the web at 3:00am.
McHale and Hyland join Glee‘s Lea Michele and iZombie‘s Robert Buckley, who were previously cast, as was Ryan Lee. Showrunner Dez Dolly and Will Campos created Dimension 404 with o-Creators Dan Johnson and David Welch. Freddie Wong executive produces and directs with Matthew Arnold and Dolly.
McHale will appear in one episode as Mr. Maker, a charismatic, eccentric, yet slightly patronizing founder of a matchmaking company that offers single adults a seemingly perfect solution to finding love. Hyland will appear in another episode as Chloe, an unassumingly cute, typically independent high school student just discovering that boys are into her. With her older classmates’ opinions increasingly taking on more importance, Chloe pushes her uncle/best pal, Dusty, to take her to a screening of a new sci-fi action film in a fresh, never-before-seen cinematic format – “Cinethrax” – which gives the audience a strange, perilous movie-going experience.
They join previously announced stars Lea Michele and Robert Buckley, who will also appear in McHale’s episode as a couple brought together by his matchmaking service. Ryan Lee will star in another episode as Andrew, a teenage introvert and video game addict. Secretly gay, Andrew is viciously bullied by classmates and only finds comfort and courage at Ernie’s Arcade where he discovers a mysterious, never-played arcade game called Polybius, and investigates its dark and bloody provenance.
Check out these tweets from Hulu, Wong, McHale, and Hyland.
#hulu welcomes @Sarah_Hyland & @joelmchale to the cast of our new series #Dimension404 pic.twitter.com/VGl4JA90Om
— hulu (@hulu) June 14, 2016
Excited to welcome @joelmchale and @sarah_hyland onboard for Dimension 404! https://t.co/D1bFzKqyeH
— Freddie Wong (@fwong) June 14, 2016
Dibs on the front trailer @Sarah_Hyland! @fwong https://t.co/ioF6NkdYo5
— Joel McHale (@joelmchale) June 14, 2016
What do you think? How do you like the sound of the Dimension 404 TV series? What do you think of the cast so far? Do you plan to stream the series premiere on Hulu?