‘Dispatches From Elsewhere’ Cast & Premiere Spoilers

Dispatches From Elsewhere cast

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AMC’s new dramedy Dispatches From Elsewhere follows four ordinary people who feel like there is something missing in their lives. They are brought together by a city-wide scavenger hunt/puzzle game put on by the mysterious Jejune Institute. As they begin to accept the mysterious challenges presented by the game, the mystery widens and their eyes are opened to the possibility of magic.

The show is based on a real-life game put on in 2008 by Oakland, California, artist Jeff Hull and chronicled in the 2013 documentary The Institute. Here’s what you need to know about the cast.


Jason Segel as Peter

Dispatches From Elsewhere: Jason Segel Is Peter | Premieres March 1Jason Segel talks the “rinse and repeat” lifestyle that his character Peter is suffering from and the experience that tears him away from it, whether he likes it or not. Don't miss the series premiere on March 1 at 10/9c. #AMC #DispatchesFromElsewhere Dispatches From Elsewhere: Jason Segel Is Peter Like Dispatches From Elsewhere on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DispatchesFromElsewhere Follow Dispatches From Elsewhere on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dispatches_AMC Follow Dispatches From Elsewhere on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dispatches_AMC/ Visit Dispatches From Elsewhere Official Site: https://www.amc.com/shows/dispatches-from-elsewhere Sign Up for Dispatches From Elsewhere Newsletter: https://www.amc.com/shows/dispatches-from-elsewhere/exclusives/newsletter-subscription AMC : http://www.amc.com/ AMC on Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/amc AMC on Twitter : http://twitter.com/AMC_TV Sign Up for the AMC Newsletter: https://www.amc.com/newsletter-subscription Dispatches From Elsewhere centers around four ordinary people who feel there’s something missing in their lives, but they can’t quite put their finger on what it is. This diverse foursome is brought together by chance when they stumble onto a puzzle hiding just behind the veil of everyday life. As they begin to accept the mysterious Dispatches from Elsewhere challenges, they come to find that the mystery winds deeper than they imagined, and their eyes are opened to a world of possibility and magic.2020-02-03T16:32:24.000Z

This How I Met Your Mother and Freaks & Geeks alum stars as Peter, the viewers’ entry into the world of the Jejune Institute. The premiere episode, titled “Peter,” introduces Segel’s corporate cog character who finds himself wrapped up in this mysterious game because he desperately needs magic and whimsy in his life.


Eve Lindley as Simone

Dispatches From Elsewhere: Eve Lindley Is Simone | Premieres March 1The cast and creators on the good and the bad of Simone’s journey to self discovery. Don’t miss the Series Premiere on March 1 at 10/9c. #AMC #DispatchesFromElsewhere Dispatches From Elsewhere: Eve Lindley Is Simone Like Dispatches From Elsewhere on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DispatchesFromElsewhere Follow Dispatches From Elsewhere on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dispatches_AMC Follow Dispatches From Elsewhere on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dispatches_AMC/ Visit Dispatches From Elsewhere Official Site: https://www.amc.com/shows/dispatches-from-elsewhere Sign Up for Dispatches From Elsewhere Newsletter: https://www.amc.com/shows/dispatches-from-elsewhere/exclusives/newsletter-subscription AMC : http://www.amc.com/ AMC on Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/amc AMC on Twitter : http://twitter.com/AMC_TV Sign Up for the AMC Newsletter: https://www.amc.com/newsletter-subscription Dispatches From Elsewhere centers around four ordinary people who feel there’s something missing in their lives, but they can’t quite put their finger on what it is. This diverse foursome is brought together by chance when they stumble onto a puzzle hiding just behind the veil of everyday life. As they begin to accept the mysterious Dispatches from Elsewhere challenges, they come to find that the mystery winds deeper than they imagined, and their eyes are opened to a world of possibility and magic.2020-02-26T17:08:21.000Z

Lindley is a relative newcomer among the cast, having previously appeared in a small roll on Mr. Robot and on the short-lived WGN America original drama Outsiders. Her character of Simone is on a journey of self-discovery and also Peter’s romantic interest on the show. Her big lesson is that she makes some huge life changes only to discover that there is still work to do on the other side of those changes.


Sally Field as Janice

Dispatches From Elsewhere: Sally Field Is Janice | Premieres March 1Eve Lindley and Andre Benjamin discuss the comedy behind Janice, while Jason Segel reveals why the character is so close to his heart. Don't miss the series premiere on March 1 at 10/9c. #AMC #DispatchesFromElsewhere Dispatches From Elsewhere: The Heart and Humor of Janice Like Dispatches From Elsewhere on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DispatchesFromElsewhere Follow Dispatches From Elsewhere on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dispatches_AMC Follow Dispatches From Elsewhere on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dispatches_AMC/ Visit Dispatches From Elsewhere Official Site: https://www.amc.com/shows/dispatches-from-elsewhere Sign Up for Dispatches From Elsewhere Newsletter: https://www.amc.com/shows/dispatches-from-elsewhere/exclusives/newsletter-subscription AMC : http://www.amc.com/ AMC on Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/amc AMC on Twitter : http://twitter.com/AMC_TV Sign Up for the AMC Newsletter: https://www.amc.com/newsletter-subscription Dispatches From Elsewhere centers around four ordinary people who feel there’s something missing in their lives, but they can’t quite put their finger on what it is. This diverse foursome is brought together by chance when they stumble onto a puzzle hiding just behind the veil of everyday life. As they begin to accept the mysterious Dispatches from Elsewhere challenges, they come to find that the mystery winds deeper than they imagined, and their eyes are opened to a world of possibility and magic.2020-02-07T19:00:01.000Z

Veteran actress Field, who has two Oscar wins on her resume, plays Janice, an older woman whose marriage has taken a sad turn as of late and who desperately wants to make human connection outside of her home. She has also had to figure out what her life is as she ages and is no longer the 24-7 wife and mother she once was. Segel says in a preview video that Janice is based on his mom. He wanted to write something to honor her.


Andre Benjamin as Fredwynn

Dispatches From Elsewhere: André Benjamin Is Fredwynn | Premieres March 1André Benjamin on why the mysterious game is a perfect match for conspiracy theorist Fredwynn. Don't miss the series premiere on March 1 at 10/9c. #AMC #DispatchesFromElsewhere Dispatches From Elsewhere: The Heart and Humor of Janice Like Dispatches From Elsewhere on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DispatchesFromElsewhere Follow Dispatches From Elsewhere on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dispatches_AMC Follow Dispatches From Elsewhere on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dispatches_AMC/ Visit Dispatches From Elsewhere Official Site: https://www.amc.com/shows/dispatches-from-elsewhere Sign Up for Dispatches From Elsewhere Newsletter: https://www.amc.com/shows/dispatches-from-elsewhere/exclusives/newsletter-subscription AMC : http://www.amc.com/ AMC on Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/amc AMC on Twitter : http://twitter.com/AMC_TV Sign Up for the AMC Newsletter: https://www.amc.com/newsletter-subscription Dispatches From Elsewhere centers around four ordinary people who feel there’s something missing in their lives, but they can’t quite put their finger on what it is. This diverse foursome is brought together by chance when they stumble onto a puzzle hiding just behind the veil of everyday life. As they begin to accept the mysterious Dispatches from Elsewhere challenges, they come to find that the mystery winds deeper than they imagined, and their eyes are opened to a world of possibility and magic.2020-02-14T19:00:06.000Z

This well-known musician, better known as Andre 3000, has only recently gotten heavily into acting, first appearing on the second season of American Crime and now with Dispatches From Elsewhere. He plays Fredwynn, a very smart, neurotic conspiracy theorist who is driven to figure out what the game is hiding. He and Janice become reluctant friends, which is one of funniest parts of the show.


Richard E. Grant as Octavio

Dispatches From Elsewhere: A Look at Season 1 | Premieres March 1It's a puzzle. It's a riddle. It's an adventure into self exploration. The cast and creators discuss the game that brings Peter, Simone, Fredwynn and Janice together. Don't miss the Series Premiere on March 1 at 10/9c. #AMC #DispatchesFromElsewhere Dispatches From Elsewhere: A Look at Season 1 Like Dispatches From Elsewhere on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DispatchesFromElsewhere Follow Dispatches From Elsewhere on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dispatches_AMC Follow Dispatches From Elsewhere on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dispatches_AMC/ Visit Dispatches From Elsewhere Official Site: https://www.amc.com/shows/dispatches-from-elsewhere Sign Up for Dispatches From Elsewhere Newsletter: https://www.amc.com/shows/dispatches-from-elsewhere/exclusives/newsletter-subscription AMC : http://www.amc.com/ AMC on Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/amc AMC on Twitter : http://twitter.com/AMC_TV Sign Up for the AMC Newsletter: https://www.amc.com/newsletter-subscription Dispatches From Elsewhere centers around four ordinary people who feel there’s something missing in their lives, but they can’t quite put their finger on what it is. This diverse foursome is brought together by chance when they stumble onto a puzzle hiding just behind the veil of everyday life. As they begin to accept the mysterious Dispatches from Elsewhere challenges, they come to find that the mystery winds deeper than they imagined, and their eyes are opened to a world of possibility and magic.2020-01-30T17:21:02.000Z

Veteran actor Grant is someone who has starred in everything from Bram Stoker’s Dracula and Hudson Hawk to Downton Abbey and Doctor Who. He plays Octavio, the mysterious leader of the Jejune Institute who definitely has more going on with him than meets the eye.


Cecilia Bagalot as Clara

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There is a mysterious figure at the center of the game called Clara that viewers will come to know more about as the season progresses. For now, all we can say is that she is important to the story and she is played by another relative newcomer — Cecilia Bagalot, who before now has basically only appeared on Girl Meets World and Desperate Housewives.

Dispatches From Elsewhere airs Sundays at 10 p.m. ET/PT on AMC.

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