Brand new Channel 4 series Dead Pixels will launch on E4 tonight (Thursday, March 28th).

The six-part series is a mix of live action and animated gameplay, switching between real life and the characters lives in a fantasy online game – kinda like the movie Ready Player One.

Fronting as Meg, Usman and Scrolls on the game are three actors who are more than happy to mould their human lives into that of an avatar – meet the Dead Pixels E4 cast!

Dead Pixels E4
Dead Pixels E4

Dead Pixels E4: About

Dead Pixels is about three friends; Meg, Nicky and Usman who play a popular fantasy game online called Kingdom Scrolls.

Set in a mystical world of wizards and orcs the trio are pretty deep in the game, meaning sometimes they let ruling the castle become more important than showering, eating or sleeping.

Episode 1: Bears

Meg meets a new guy at work and invites him on a date – to play her favourite online game Kingdom Scrolls.

Episode 2: Tanadaal

A movie version of Kingdom Scrolls has been announced and Meg and Nicky are not happy with the casting.

Episode 3: Betrothal

Meg and Nicky decide to get married in the game and things quickly get complicated.

Check out the trailer below or here.

Episode 4: Big Nose

Meg starts live streaming from Kingdom Scrolls but flatmate Alison worries she won’t make a living from it.

Episode 5: Patricide

Nicky’s dad tries to bond with him by playing Kingdom Scrolls but things get complicated when Nicky gets a taste for killing his Father.

Episode 6: Hive-Mother

Meg, Nicky, Usman and Russell are set to complete Kingdom Scrolls and decide to make a weekend of it by cosplaying the final level.


Dead Pixels E4: Cast

The cast of E4’s Dead Pixels has some pretty recognisable faces.

First up, Will Merrick plays Nicky – you’ll recognise him as Alo from BAFTA-winning Skins.

Now 25, Will also starred in Poldark last year.

LONDON, ENGLAND – MAY 04: Will Merrick attends the UK premiere of ‘Modern Life Is Rubbish’ at Picturehouse Central on May 4, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by John Phillips/John Phillips/Getty Images)

Arguably the biggest star is main character Meg, played by actress Alexa Davies.

She appeared in comedy Cuckoo as well landing a huge role as Young Rosie alongside Meryl Streep and Colin Firth in Mamma Mia Here We Go Again!

Recognise the 23-year-old?

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – JULY 16: Alexa Davies arrives for the world film premiere of ‘Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again’ at Eventim Apollo, Hammersmith in London. July 16, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo credit should read Wiktor Szymanowicz / Barcroft Media via Getty Images)

Charlotte Ritchie is also another huge coupe for E4 having played roles in Call the Midwife, Raised by Wolves and Fresh Meat.

The show also marks a reunion for Charlotte and some of the executive producers from Fresh Meat, as she plays Alison in the series.

Charlotte explained to Channel 4 why she was so excited to sign up for the show:

The main thing was (having) the writing from Jon. I’ve worked with Sam Bain before, who was one of the executive producers (on Dead Pixels). We worked together on Fresh Meat and I loved what Jon wrote in that show. Some of the stuff he wrote was some of my favourite stuff across the whole series.

LONDON, ENGLAND – AUGUST 13: Charlotte Ritchie attends the World Premiere of ‘The Festival’ at Cineworld Leicester Square on August 13, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Marsland/Mike Marsland/WireImage)

The final piece in the jigsaw is David Mumeni, who plays Russel.

David is a new and upcoming actor.


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Liam is our head of Entertainment and Gaming, managing teams globally. His journalism experience has covered everything from sport to health and fitness with companies such as Men's Health and HITC. Before moving into management, writing about the ridiculous antics of the Made in Chelsea crew was by far his most enjoyable topic.

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