And now for something completely different…
Or at least, that’s what Hulu is hoping its new VR comedy, Door No. 1, will be. The Ryot and Divide/Conquer-produced experience is launching this Thursday, May 24th, and will be free to watch on the Hulu VR app, even if you don’t have a subscription. The first trailer for the experience is below.
Door No. 1 is a ‘Choose Your Own Adventure’ piece that stars Ravi Patel (Meet the Patels, Master of None), Steven Little (Eastbound and Down), Missi Pyle (Another Period) and Sarah Baker (Big Little Lies). Cast as Alex, the viewer finds themselves at their ten-year class reunion, determined to prove they’ve made something of themselves. As you meet characters you’ll get to choose how to interact with them used gaze-based controls.
The piece is created and directed by Nora Kirkpatrick. As the trailer suggests, there may or may not be an appearance from a certain Snoop Dogg, too. We’ll be interested to see how the new format is used to mine humor in ways we haven’t seen before.
The Hulu app is available on just about every major VR headset aside from Vive. It’s free to download and, as we said, it won’t cost you a penny to watch this either. Can VR comedy work? Now’s a good time to find out.