Sarah Hyland is the latest actor to join what is becoming quite the star-studded cast of Hulu‘s upcoming anthology series, Dimension 404. The actress is best known for her work on Modern Family, but Sarah Hyland has been working hard not to be typecast. By signing onto Dimension 404, she will certainly be doing something as far away from the ensemble comedy we’ve seen in Modern Family.
This Hulu series is going to be a six-episode series with each episode including its self-contained storyline. As Entertainment Weekly reports, all of the stories will center around the weird, dark, and sometimes absurd world of the Internet. Hyland will act an episode where she will play the role of a high school student named Chloe. Chloe and her uncle (who has yet to be cast) will be experiencing a new kind of cinematic format known as “Cinethrax.”
Obviously, Hulu isn’t going to give us every single plot point from any of the stories, wanting us to unravel some of them as we watch the series, but it appears Cinethrax works by giving the audience a kind of perilous movie going experience. When Hyland was announced as joining Dimension 404, Joel McHale was also added to the cast. The former Community star will not be appearing in the same episode but will instead be taking on the role of Mr. Maker.
Mr. Maker is the founder of an online dating service, and Hulu has described the character as “charismatic, eccentric and slightly patronizing.” In other words, a role that Joel McHale might have been born to play, considering it is this type of character that has made him famous all the way back to his days on Talk Soup. Alongside the man who has set up the matchmaking service, Lea Michele will star in the episode as a witty and ambitious type-A girl who has a very warm heart.
Hulu has said that all of the characters will play personalities you might see if you were to wander into the weird side of the web around 3 a.m. It seems likely the anthology series is going to have the look and feel of Twilight Zone or The Outer Limits. Other stories will reportedly answer questions like “What if the NSA’s top analyst was a gigantic, all-knowing cube of sentient meat named Bob?” and “What if energy drinks caused the end of the world?” Before you can see Sarah Hyland in Dimension 404, you can catch her in the Dirty Dancing remake that is slated to air on ABC.
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