Per the official synopsis, the series is “an absurd comedy set in a neglected dream therapy facility. Each week desperate patients have their dreams recorded and analyzed by Dream Corp’s absent-minded professor, Dr. Roberts (Jon Gries), and his team of unremarkable scientists.”
Created by Daniel Stessen (who was nominated for the 2013 SXSW Grand Jury Award for his animated short “The Gold Sparrow”), the series is a hybrid in more ways than one, using a mix of live-action footage and rotoscoped animation to capture the divide between dreams and reality. The effect created leads to a mind-bending visual experience for both the “patient” and the viewer.
“Dream Corp LLC” also functions as a workplace comedy, and two kings of the format are involved as executive producers — Stephen Merchant (the co-creator of the original “The Office”) and John Krasinski (who starred in the American adaptation). Sunday Night’s Allyson Seeger and Caviar’s Michael Sagol also executive produce.
As you’ll see in the clip below, even the real world is surreal in “Dream Corp LLC.” The series will premiere Sunday, Oct. 23 at 11:45pm on Adult Swim, right after “Your Pretty Face Is Going To Hell.”