Amazon Prime video has graced us with a teaser trailer for their upcoming American remake of Utopia. This is based on the British TV series created by Dennis Kelly that aired back in 2013 and 2014. It’s success caught the attention of HBO who wanted to make an American remake in 2014. Well, that didn’t work out as Amazon Prime Video just gave us our first look at the series from best-selling author and award-winning screenwriter, Gillan Flynn.
Here is the synopsis for Utopia provided by Amazon Prime Video. Also down below are some first-look images as well.
Utopia centers on a group of comic fans who meet online and bond over their obsession of a seemingly fictional comic called, “Utopia.” Together, Ian (Dan Byrd), Becky (Ashleigh LaThrop), Samantha (Jessica Rothe), Wilson Wilson (Desmin Borges) and Grant (Javon “Wanna” Walton) unearth hidden meanings cloaked within the pages of “Utopia,” predicting threats to humanity. They realize these are not just the makings of a conspiracy; they are very real dangers coming alive right now in their world.
The high-stakes adventure brings the group face-to-face with the comic’s famed central character, Jessica Hyde (Sasha Lane), who joins them on their mission to save the world while harboring secrets of her own. The series also stars John Cusack as Dr. Kevin Christie, Rainn Wilson as Dr. Michael Stearns, Farrah Mackenzie as Alice, Christopher Denham as Arby, and Cory Michael Smith as Thomas Christie.
Along with Flynn, executive producers on the series include Jessica Rhodes, Sharon Hall, Karen Wilson, and Dennis Kelly. It’s a co-production between Endemol Shine North America and Kudos, an Endemol Shine Group UK production studio, and Amazon Studios. Sharon Levy, President, Unscripted & Scripted Television, Endemol Shine North America, oversees production for Endemol Shine. Utopia will be available exclusively on Prime Video in more than 200 countries and territories.
The teaser trailer looked amazing. It is setting up to be a very thrilling series. Given that Flynn worked on projects like Gone Girl, I have high hopes for this series.
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Amazon Prime Video’s Utopia will exclusively stream on Amazon Prime Video. The release date has not been announced.
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Source: Amazon Prime Video