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News Roundup: ‘Fresh Off the Boat’ and ‘Will & Grace’ Stars Join Hulu’s ‘Dimension 404’

“Will & Grace’s” Megan Mullally and “Fresh off the Boat’s” Constance Wu have been cast in Hulu’s “Dimension 404,” plus more in today’s TV news roundup…

CASTING

Megan Mullally and Constance Wu have been cast in Hulu’s upcoming sci-fi anthology series Dimension 404.”

Inspired by the internet’s “404” error code, “Dimension 404” 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. Each episode will explore a different bizarre mystery, including an obscure cartoon that may hold the secret to time travel or energy drinks perhaps causing a global apocalypse.

Mullally and Wu join previously announced cast members including Lea Michele, Robert Buckley, Ryan Lee, Sarah Hyland, Joel McHale, Ashley Rickards and Patton Oswalt. The growing cast will appear in different episodes with Mullally and Wu starring together.

Mullally will play Director Stevens, a hardened, no-nonsense military commander who oversees a top-secret, cutting-edge NSA project tasked to fight terrorism. Wu will play Jane, a military psychologist on active duty, who wants nothing more than to spend Christmas leave with her wife and daughter, however, the U.S. government cancels her plans and re-assigns her to a much more vital task: help the NSA’s unusual but most valued agent overcome his performance issues in order to stop a deadly terrorist attack. Both actors are repped by UTA.

DATES

Hulu has released its fall lineup, including premiere dates for “The Mindy Project” and “Chance.”

“The Beatles: Eight Days a Week – The Touring Years,” Saturday, September 17
Based on the first part of The Beatles’ career from 1962-1966, Ron Howard’s film will explore how John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr came together to become this extraordinary phenomenon, “The Beatles.”  It will explore their inner workings – how they made decisions, created their music and built their collective career together – all the while, exploring The Beatles’ extraordinary and unique musical gifts and their remarkable, complementary personalities. The film will focus on the time period from the early Beatles’ journey in the days of The Cavern Club in Liverpool to their last concert at Candlestick Park in San Francisco in 1966.

“The Mindy Project,” streaming weekly beginning Tuesday, October 4
“The Mindy Project” is a single-camera comedy series created by and starring Emmy nominated writer/producer and New York Times best-selling author Mindy Kaling, which follows a skilled OB/GYN navigated the tricky waters of both her personal and professional life.

“Chance,” streaming weekly beginning Wednesday, October 19
Based on the acclaimed novel by Kem Nunn, “Chance” is a provocative, psychological thriller that focuses on Dr. Eldon Chance (Hugh Laurie), a San Francisco-based forensic neuropsychiatrist who reluctantly gets sucked into a violent and dangerous world of mistaken identity, police corruption and mental illness. After an ill-advised decision regarding an alluring patient who may or may not be struggling with a multiple personality disorder, Dr. Chance finds himself in the crosshairs of her abusive spouse, who also happens to be a ruthless police detective. In over his head, Dr. Chance’s descent into the city’s wayward underbelly, all while navigating the waters of a contentious divorce and tribulations of his teenage daughter, soon spirals into an ever deepening exploration of one of mankind’s final frontiers- the shadowy, undiscovered country of the human mind.

“Freakish,” premieres in October
During Saturday detention, bells ring signaling a containment drill and evacuation – not out of the ordinary for a town with a large chemical plant. The 20 students and the basketball coach retreat to the school fallout shelter for the duration of the drill. Only it’s not a drill… When the sirens stop and they return to the school lobby, they find their town has been decimated by an explosion. They see no signs of life outside their high school’s front doors. More frightening, those who were not in the bunker appear to be infected.

“Shut Eye,” streaming weekly beginning Wednesday, December 7
Charlie Haverford (Jeffrey Donovan) is a scammer with a small chain of fortune-telling storefronts and contracts building tricks for a family that controls the business in the greater chunk of Los Angeles. A blow to the head from a client’s angry boyfriend intersects with a hypnosis session while auditioning a new “clairvoyant,” and suddenly, a man whose entire life has been based on fraud begins to see and feel some very real and fundamental truths. Charlie’s wife Linda (KaDee Strickland) is sick and tired of their mediocre life and wants to break away from Fonso (Angus Sampson), the single father who runs the Marks family’s psychic empire and controls the Haverford’s future. Rossellini co-stars as Rita, the cunning, seductive and sadistic matriarch of the Marks clan.

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