The bad news: A deadly virus threatens a world on the brink of total collapse. The good news: We’re just talking about Amazon Prime Video‘s upcoming conspiracy series Utopia. The show’s newest trailer does feel frighteningly timely, though.
But we’re almost certain that the real issues we currently face aren’t caused by a comic book that predicted every disaster on the globe.
“Utopia centers on a group of comic fans who meet online and bond over their obsession of a seemingly fictional comic called Utopia. Together, Becky (Ashleigh LaThrop), Ian (Dan Byrd), 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 group embarks on a high-stakes adventure, bringing them 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 eight-episode series, “about saving the world, while trying to find your place in it,” comes from Gone Girl writer Gillian Flynn (Sharp Objects, Widows). She serves as showrunner and executive producer. The series is inspired by the British show of the same name. The original series aired in the UK for two seasons, from 2013 to 2014. This first trailer for Amazon’s version certainly seems to match the dark comedy of its predecessor.
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The series also features John Cusack in his first ever regular starring role on TV. He plays Dr. Kevin Christie, the trailer’s most sinister figure. Rainn Wilson stars as Dr. Michael Stearns. He believes in a “none evil” policy. We already like him.
The show also stars Farrah Mackenzie as Alice, Christopher Denham as Arby, and Cory Michael Smith as Thomas Christie.
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Utopia comes to Amazon Prime in the U.S., Canada, UK, Netherlands, Australia, New Zealand, India, and Japan on September 25. It will premiere, dubbed in foreign languages, in more than 200 countries later this fall.
Assuming no other worldwide disasters made by nature, man, or comic book, delay its release.
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