It was a cult hit for Channel 4 in the UK when originally released. Now Amazon are hoping to capture some of that enthusiasm for their remake of the British dark comedy and sci-fi thriller Utopia. A full trailer was released today.
Gone Girl author Gillian Flynn has written the series. David Fincher was involved but was forced to drop out when the show moved from HBO to Amazon.
There is a decent line-up of talent on this led by John Cusack and Rainn Wilson. Sasha Lane, Dan Byrd, Jessica Rothe, Ashleigh LaThrop and Desmin Borges co-star. The show is follows a group of comic book fans and geeks who bond over their fandom of a popular fictional comic book – Dystopia.
A sequel is due – Utopia – and they get together at a convention to get an early view of the comic where, for mysterious reasons, they are hunted by assassins who seem determined to stop anyone ever reading the comic. The comic turns out to contain clues to help prevent the end of humanity itself.
Utopia will be released on Amazon Prime Video on September 25th.