Dream Corp, LLC

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Dream Corp LLC
GenreComedy
Created byDaniel Stessen
Directed byDaniel Stessen
StarringJon Gries
Nick Rutherford
Composer(s)Chad VanGaalen
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes20 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
Producer(s)
  • Brian Owen
  • Kahlea Baldwin
CinematographyStoeps Langensteiner
Editor(s)
  • Ali Greer
  • Andrew Fitzgerald
  • Jordan Kim
  • Joe Stakun
  • Daniel Stessen
Production company(s)
DistributorWarner Bros. Television
Release
Original networkAdult Swim
Original releaseOctober 23, 2016 (2016-10-23) –
present

Dream Corp LLC is an American comedy television series created by Daniel Stessen for Adult Swim. Dream Corp LLC is an absurd workplace comedy set in a neglected dream therapy facility. A rotating cast of desperate patients have their dreams recorded and analyzed by Dr Roberts (Jon Gries) and his unremarkable staff. The series is the first on Adult Swim to use rotoscoping (Michael P. Garza/ Artbelly Productions). It premiered on October 23, 2016.[1]

Plot[edit]

Dream Corp LLC is an absurd workplace comedy series set in a neglected dream therapy facility. A rotating cast of desperate patients have their dreams recorded and analyzed by Dr Roberts and his unremarkable staff.[2]

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

Billed as a comedy, Dream Corp LLC was created by Daniel Stessen,[2] known for co-writing and directing The Gold Sparrow, an animated short film (Artbelly Production) released in 2013. Adult Swim commissioned a pilot based on Stessen's original idea for the series in May 2014,[3] ahead of the network's upfront advertising meeting.[4] The series is produced by Williams Street.[5] Dream Corp LLC was ordered for a full season in November 2015,[2] and the network made mention of the series in their 2016 upfront.[6]

The series is the first on Adult Swim to use rotoscoping to achieve animation (created by Michael P. Garza/ Artbelly Productions); this technique entails drawing over live-action footage.[5] This process was used for Stessen's short film The Gold Sparrow and the pilot for Dream Corp LLC.[7][3] Reclusive animator and songwriter Chad VanGaalen was brought on board to provide musical score for the show and also designed "T.E.R.R.Y." the office robot.[8]

The trailer for the series was released on October 5, 2016.[9]

Season 2 premiered on October 21, 2018.

Episodes[edit]

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
16October 23, 2016 (2016-10-23)November 27, 2016 (2016-11-27)
214October 21, 2018 (2018-10-21)December 2, 2018 (2018-12-02)

Season 1 (2016)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleWritten byOriginal air dateProd.
code
US viewers
(millions)
11"Pilot"Daniel StessenOctober 23, 2016 (2016-10-23)1010.859[10]
Patient 88 visits Dream Corp to cure his romantic problems under the supervision of Dr. Roberts and his questionable staff. 88's card gets declined.
22"The Smoking Nun"Nick RutherfordOctober 30, 2016 (2016-10-30)1020.930[11]
Patient 54 is an elderly client who is trying to quit smoking. She leaves Dream Corp a new woman. 88 gets stabbed in the neck.
33"The Predator"Christopher RoeNovember 6, 2016 (2016-11-06)1031.013[12]
Patients 86 and 103 confront their biggest fears and relationship phobias with help from The Predator. Randy loses a limb.
44"Tijuana Zebra"Daniel StessenNovember 13, 2016 (2016-11-13)1040.805[13]
T.E.R.R.Y. the robot turns 21 and feels outdated. The staff joins forces to cure T.E.R.R.Y.'s depression and help him find the meaning of life.
55"You Down with OCD?"Daniel StessenNovember 20, 2016 (2016-11-20)1050.931[14]
Patient 46 suffers from severe OCD and is a rare case even for Dr. Roberts. The staff gears up to find her when she suddenly goes missing. T.E.R.R.Y. and 88 compete for her affection.
66"The Leak"Daniel StessenNovember 27, 2016 (2016-11-27)1060.836[15]
Disaster strikes at Dream Corp LLC when a leak causes the staff to evacuate during routine dream maintenance. Joey sheds her innocent self after being left behind in the dream world by Dr. Roberts.

Season 2 (2018)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title [16]Written byOriginal air date [16]Prod.
code
US viewers
(millions)
71"Deep Impact"Daniel StessenOctober 21, 2018 (2018-10-21)2010.556[17]
Patient 21 (Jimmi Simpson) is afraid to fall asleep. After a parasomnia episode injures the new intern Bea, Dr. Roberts drops in to the patients dreams to guide him through the wake of his fears.
82"The Bullied"Christopher RoeOctober 21, 2018 (2018-10-21)2020.489[17]
Patient 74 (Eugene Cordero) visits Dream Corp LLC for his debilitating fear of confined spaces. T.E.R.R.Y. discovers the internet.
93"Accordian Jim"Nick RutherfordOctober 28, 2018 (2018-10-28)2030.554[18]
Patient 13 (Cleo King) returns for Dream Therapy. After cancelling her last four appointments, Dr Roberts cautiously agrees to treat her. 88 survives a dog attack.
104"Amnesia"Mark ProkschOctober 28, 2018 (2018-10-28)2040.524[18]
Patient 62 (Rupert Friend) catches amnesia during a routine arachnophobia treatment. Dr Roberts attempts to cure him by hand using fundamentals. Randy gets catfished.
115"Woomba"Christopher RoeNovember 4, 2018 (2018-11-04)2050.606[19]
A very pregnant Patient 6 (Natalie Morales) visits Dream Corp LLC desperate to be cured of her strange addiction to eating couch cushions. Randy makes a cyst popping video.
126"Wild Bill"Nick RutherfordNovember 4, 2018 (2018-11-04)2060.503[19]
Roberts' old roommate, Bill Ruff (Darrell Hammond), pays a visit to Dream Corp LLC under the guise of selling bad office artwork. Everyone in the staff is charmed except for 88 who makes it his mission to expose Bill's real intentions.
137"Guys and Dads"Christopher RoeNovember 11, 2018 (2018-11-11)2070.661[20]
A dejected Mr. Simzer (Craig Robinson) brings his teenage son to Dream Corp LLC for treatment. The staff realizes his son isn't the only one who needs Dream Therapy. Randy loves Mama's Meat Pops.
148"88's Weekly"Dugan O'NealNovember 11, 2018 (2018-11-11)2080.600[20]
88 goes under to get treatment for his "confidence". Dr Roberts tests a groundbreaking new technology.
159"Staff Infection"Daniel StessenNovember 18, 2018 (2018-11-18)2090.636[21]
Patient 30 (Mo Collins) visits Dream Corp LLC for treatment of a long list of "symptoms." A chemical spill in the Lab puts the facility on lock down. A new side of Ahmed is revealed while 88 is put in grave danger.
1610"Pickle Trip"Nick Rutherford, Daniel StessenNovember 18, 2018 (2018-11-18)2100.539[21]
88 eats Ahmed's pickle without knowing that the pickle has been pickled. The journey begins.
1711"Dust Bunnies"Dugan O'NealNovember 25, 2018 (2018-11-25)2110.637[22]
Patient 75 (Iqbal Theba) comes to Dream Corp LLC to help clean up his life and regain the respect of his children. T.E.R.R.Y. introduces the staff to his new friend Leonard.
1812"Can't Touch This"Nick RutherfordNovember 25, 2018 (2018-11-25)2120.603[22]
Skin to skin contact feels like fire to Patient 66 (Allyn Rachel). With a history of minimal human touch or relationships, Dr Roberts prescribes her a Dream Date.
1913"What Happens in Randy, Stays in Randy"Nick RutherfordDecember 2, 2018 (2018-12-02)2130.697[23]
Dr Roberts wrangles Randy for his biannual session. T.E.R.R.Y. struggles with his conscience.
2014"The Krux"Daniel StessenDecember 2, 2018 (2018-12-02)2140.560[23]
Patient 101 (Toby Kebbell) is wheeled into Dream Corp LLC as part of a court-ordered evaluation. Dr. Roberts struggles to navigate Patient 101's subconscious and calls on the entire staff to help contain their most challenging patient to date.

References[edit]

Notes

  1. ^ For season 2
  2. ^ Executive Producer for Alive and Kicking, Inc., season 2
  3. ^ a b Executive Producer for Williams Street

Citations

  1. ^ "John Krasinski and Stephen Merchant's 'Dream Corp LLC' Premieres October 23rd on Adult Swim". Splitsider. October 5, 2016. Retrieved October 6, 2016.
  2. ^ a b c Stanhope, Kate (November 17, 2015). "John Krasinski, Stephen Merchant Animated Comedy Picked Up to Series at Adult Swim". The Hollywood Reporter. Prometheus Global Media. Archived from the original on November 19, 2015. Retrieved May 23, 2016.
  3. ^ a b Andreeva, Nellie (May 5, 2014). "Adult Swim Greenlights Live-Action Pilot Produced by John Krasinski". Deadline Hollywood. Penske Media Corporation. Archived from the original on October 26, 2014. Retrieved May 23, 2016.
  4. ^ Baysinger, Tim (May 9, 2014). "Upfronts 2014: Adult Swim Orders Sitcom with Jack McBrayer and Triumph, the Insult Comic Dog". Broadcasting & Cable. NewBay Media. Archived from the original on May 11, 2014. Retrieved May 23, 2016.
  5. ^ a b Wolfe, Jennifer (November 17, 2015). "Adult Swim Greenlights Animated Dream Corp Series". Animation World Network. Archived from the original on November 21, 2015. Retrieved May 23, 2016.
  6. ^ Umstead, R. Thomas (May 12, 2016). "Upfronts 2016: Adult Swim Slates New Robot Chicken Special". Multichannel News. NewBay Media. Archived from the original on May 13, 2016. Retrieved May 23, 2016.
  7. ^ Stanhope, Kate (November 17, 2015). "John Krasinski, Stephen Merchant Animated Comedy Picked Up to Series at Adult Swim". The Hollywood Reporter. Prometheus Global Media. Archived from the original on November 19, 2015. Retrieved May 23, 2016. See also:
  8. ^ "Chad VanGaalen Instagram". Instagram. October 5, 2016. Retrieved November 23, 2016.
  9. ^ "Dream Corp LLC Trailer". YouTube. October 5, 2016. Retrieved October 6, 2016.
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  16. ^ a b "Dream Corp LLC - Episodes Guide and Summaries". Next Episode. Retrieved November 4, 2018.
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