Amazon Prime’s eight-part comic book conspiracy series Utopia explores the danger that ensues when fiction and reality collide.
Utopia, written and executive produced by Gillian Flynn, will hit the streaming platform on September 25. The show, inspired by a British series of the same name, follows a group of comic book fans hoping to avoid the end of humanity after finding clues about world destruction and biological warfare hidden in the pages of the titular series.
The trailer for the new Amazon show, which dropped Tuesday, sees the group of conspiracy theorists, played by Ashleigh LaThrop, Dan Byrd, Jessica Rothe, Desmin Borges and Javon Walton, face additional threats from government leaders and health industry giants, as if the threat of fatal diseases wasn’t already intimidating enough.
“We can fight it, we’d just be going into the bell of the beast, practically begging to be slaughtered,” Rainn Wilson, who plays the show’s Dr. Michael Stearns.
Additional actors joining the Utopia cast are John Cusak, Sasha Lane, Farrah Mackenzie, Christopher Denham and Cory Michael Smith. Jessica Rhoades, Sharon Levy, Sharon Hall, Toby Haynes, Karen Wilson and Dennis Kelly serve as additional executive producers. Endemol Shine North America, Kudos, Amazon Studios co-produce Utopia.
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