Dead Pixels. Megan 'Meg' Jefferies (Alexa Davies)
Dead Pixels

Dead Pixels

  • TV sitcom
  • E4
  • 2019 - 2021
  • 12 episodes (2 series)

Comedy about mates Meg, Nicky and Usman, whose world revolves around a role-playing computer game. Stars Alexa Davies, Will Merrick, Sargon Yelda, Charlotte Ritchie and David Mumeni

Dead Pixels. Image shows from L to R: Russell (David Mumeni), Megan 'Meg' Jefferies (Alexa Davies), Nicholas 'Nicky' Kettle (Will Merrick), Usman (Sargon Yelda)

Key details

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
2019 - 2021
Channels
E4
Episodes
12 (2 series)
Stars
Alexa Davies, Will Merrick, Sargon Yelda, Charlotte Ritchie and David Mumeni
Writers
Jon Brown and Andrew Ellard
Directors
Al Campbell, Jamie Jay Johnson, Matthew Hanson, Matthew Cooper and Asa Movshovitz
Producers
Matthew Mulot, Tanya Qureshi, Sam Bain, Jesse Armstrong, Phil Clarke, Jon Brown, Lucy Jack and Hannah Wilcock
Companies

Dead Pixels centres on mates Meg, Nicky and Usman, whose world revolves around their obsession for the massively popular fantasy RPG[1] Kingdom Scrolls - a mystical, magical and, more importantly, virtual world of wizards and wyverns....

However in real life Meg and Nicky work in an office. They are not sure what Usman does for a living (though apparently it's also something responsible and probably something involving spreadsheets). But they all have their priorities straight, especially Usman.... If Castle Blackfinger needs defending from a bunch of marauding orks then grabbing a decent night's sleep would not only be selfish, it would be downright irresponsible.

Unless you're Jase, the new guy at Meg's office. It's not that Jase is a bit annoying, it's just he's just a total noob[2], which makes him incredibly f*cking annoying, except if you're Meg. Meg isn't in attract mode[3] for Nicky and Nicky DEFINITELY isn't in attract mode for Meg. That would be a cliché. Nothing will EVER happen between them, not in this world, or in Kingdom Scrolls.... Although Meg might be in attract mode for Jase, when he's not being annoying - which is most of the time.

An unusual mix of on-screen live-action and computer animation, Dead Pixels is AAA[4] and split equally between the characters real lives and their online domain inside Kingdom Scrolls, which means FMV[5], SLI[6], and other cool stuff go and take a double jump[7].

[1] That's 'Role Playing Game' to non-gamers.
[2] A person who is inexperienced in a particular sphere or activity, especially computing or the use of the Internet.
[3] This is an actual gaming term for something else, but in this instance we twisted its definition to mean 'fancy'.
[4] Apparently gaming industry talk meaning 'impressive and amazing'.
[5] Full Motion Video.
[6] Scalable Link Interface.
[7] A second jump in mid-air, while your Avatar is in motion.

Additional details

Production
Location
Camera set-up
Single camera
Picture
Colour

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Broadcast details

First broadcast
Thursday 28th March 2019 at 9:30pm on E4
Most recent repeats

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