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!
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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.
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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.
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?
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.
The final piece in the jigsaw is David Mumeni, who plays Russel.
David is a new and upcoming actor.
WATCH DEAD PIXELS EVERY THURSDAY NIGHT ON E4, AT 9:30 PM