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The Glee and iZombie actors have been tapped to star in Hulu’s six-episode anthology drama Dimension 404, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
The project draws inspiration from the internet’s notorious “404” error code and 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?
Michele will star as Amanda, the female lead in one of the six stand-alone hourlong episodes. Amanda is a witty, ambitious, type-A girl with a warm heart who turns to matchmaker services to suit her rebound dating needs after a bad breakup.
Buckley will star alongside Michele as Adam, who falls hard for Amanda after an online date and whose breakup forces him to confront a series of truths about his life.
Additionally, Ryan Lee (Trophy Wife) will topline a subsequent episode set in 1982 and play Andrew, a teen introvert and video-game addict who is bullied by classmates.
Dimension 404 is created by Dez Dolly and Will Campos. Dan Johnson and David Welch co-created the series, which is executive produced and directed by Freddie Wong, Matthew Arnold and Dolly, who serves as showrunner.
Michele (Scream Queens) is repped by WME and Sloane Offer; Buckley (One Tree Hill) is with WME, Interlink Management and McKuin Frankel; and Lee is handled by APA, Principato-Young and Myman Greenspan.
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