Many of the best shows on television aren’t on television at all — they’re on Netflix and Hulu and Amazon. The streaming services have produced some fine comedies (BoJack Horseman, Master of None, Casual), dramas (Marvel’s Daredevil), and comedy-dramas (Orange Is the New Black, Transparent), but they haven’t quite mastered one genre yet: science-fiction. The Wachowskis’ Sense8 is admirably bonkers, but also an incoherent mess, and… well, that’s about it, unless you consider The Man In the High Castle science-fiction.
Hopefully, Hulu’s Dimension 404 can fill the void. Dez Dolly and Will Campos’ six-episode anthology series from RocketJump and Lionsgate “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.” It’s a feeling anyone who’s ever typed “what if we’re the aliens” into Google knows all the time (so, stoners). If nothing else, Dimension has one heck of a cast:
Will & Grace alum Megan Mullally and Fresh Off the Boat‘s Constance Wu have boarded the six-episode drama from YouTuber Freddie Wong. The pair join an ensemble that also includes Sarah Hyland, Joel McHale, Lea Michele, Robert Buckley, Patton Oswalt, Ashley Rickards, and Sterling Beaumon. (Via)
Will & Grace has been off the air since 2006 — please refer to Mullally as Bob’s Burgers‘ Megan Mullally, or Parks and Recreation‘s Megan Mullally. Thank you. Anyway, Wu is an Emmy-worthy delight on Fresh Off the Boat, Oswalt and McHale always give solid performances, and it’s not Rickards’ fault that Awkward went off the rails. Together, they have the opportunity to expose the internet’s “weird side,” which is probably a foot fetish website, or something.
(Via the Hollywood Reporter)