Dispatches From Elsewhere

A chain of strange coincidences leads computer scientist Peter to the mysterious Jejune Institute. Its charismatic director Octavio promises Peter a way out of the invisibility and quiet desperation of his everyday life, offering him instead the gateway to a life full of magic, beauty and “divine nonchalance”. Peter plays along. But is this really a game? Is it an alternative reality? Or a conspiracy making a bid for social control? Together with Simone, Janice and Fredwynn, Peter tries to decipher the signs and symbols and to get to the bottom of the institute’s secrets.
Created, produced, directed by and starring Jason Segel (How I Met Your Mother, Forgetting Sarah Marshall), the anthology series Dispatches from Elsewhere follow the fortunes of four people searching for respect and a place in the world. The protagonists fall into the hands of an institute in which distinctions between the internal and external, magic and manipulation, and good and bad intentions become blurred. A visual adventure poised somewhere between a new-age fairy tale and a trip into hilarious absurdity.
by Jason Segel, Mark Friedman, Jason Segel (Ep. 1), Wendey Stanzler (Ep. 2)
with Jason Segel, Sally Field, Eve Lindley, André Benjamin, Richard E. Grant
USA 2019 English 94’ Colour World premiere


  • Jason Segel (Peter)
  • Sally Field (Janice)
  • Eve Lindley (Simone)
  • André Benjamin (Fredwynn)
  • Richard E. Grant (Octavio)


Creator Jason Segel
Showrunner Mark Friedman
Executive Producers Jason Segel, Mark Friedman, Scott Rudin, Garrett Basch, Eli Bush, Jeff Freilich, Alethea Jones
Directors Jason Segel (Ep. 1), Wendey Stanzler (Ep. 2)
Editing Isaac Hagy (Ep. 1), Cameron Ross (Ep. 1), Laura Zempel (Ep. 2, 5, 8), Greg Hollander (Ep. 2, 5, 8)
Sound James Mase, Todd Russell, Jason Todd
Broadcaster AMC, Amazon Prime Video, AMC Networks International

World sales

AMC Studios

Produced by

Scott Rudin Productions

Stalwart Productions