Amazon Prime Video just dropped a new trailer for the Amazon Original series Utopia, from best-selling author and award-winning screenwriter, Gillian Flynn (Gone Girl, Sharp Objects).
Though the comic at the center of the series predicts the world’s end, Utopia is filled with hidden meanings, shocking twists and radical evolutions for its dynamic characters—brought to life by an ensemble cast of breakout and seasoned talent. Utopia premieres September 25th in the US, Canada, UK, Netherlands, Australia, New Zealand, India and Japan. Dubbed foreign language versions will premiere later this fall in additional territories worldwide.
Check out the trailer and read more about the upcoming horror series below.
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.
Alongside Gillian Flynn, executive producers include Jessica Rhoades (with whom Flynn collaborated on Sharp Objects), Sharon Hall, Karen Wilson, and Dennis Kelly. The series is 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.
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