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Utopia 

After a group of people, who meet online, discover a bizarre graphic novel which seems to hold mysterious answers, they find themselves being tracked down by a merciless organization known merely as 'The Network'.

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Dennis Kelly
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Adeel Akhtar ...  Wilson Wilson 11 episodes, 2013-2014
Paul Higgins ...  Michael Dugdale 11 episodes, 2013-2014
Neil Maskell ...  Arby 11 episodes, 2013-2014
Fiona O'Shaughnessy ...  Jessica Hyde 11 episodes, 2013-2014
Alistair Petrie ...  Geoff 11 episodes, 2013-2014
Alexandra Roach ...  Becky 11 episodes, 2013-2014
Nathan Stewart-Jarrett ...  Ian / ... 11 episodes, 2013-2014
Oliver Woollford Oliver Woollford ...  Grant 11 episodes, 2013-2014
Ruth Gemmell ...  Jen Dugdale 9 episodes, 2013-2014
Geraldine James ...  Milner 8 episodes, 2013-2014
Emilia Jones ...  Alice Ward 8 episodes, 2013-2014
Paul Ready ...  Lee 7 episodes, 2013-2014
James Fox ...  Assistant 6 episodes, 2013
Anna Madeley ...  Anya 6 episodes, 2013
Stephen Rea ...  Letts 5 episodes, 2013
Sylvestra Le Touzel ...  Leah 5 episodes, 2014
Ian McDiarmid ...  Anton 5 episodes, 2014
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Utopia will follow a group of people who find themselves in possession of a manuscript of a cult graphic novel. The tome is rumoured to have predicted the worst disasters of the last century and the group soon find themselves targeted by a shadowy organisation known only as The Network. Written by Digital Spy

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UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 January 2013 (USA) See more »

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Best thing since Lost
28 March 2013 | by stuartkparkSee all my reviews

Utopia's bleak tone is sharp, unrepenting and well crafted, a real nugget for a Channel 4 mini-series. It has a unique visual style with slightly over saturated colours and Kubrick-esq dead-on middle of the frame one-point perspective shots, all which add to its unsettling nature.

The plot unpeels throughout the six episodes, in true 'Lost' style more and more is revealed each time building on what has gone before. The story revolves around a graphic novel, some dodgy Russians, a secret organisation, some flu outbreak and a mad scientist to boot.

The casting is superb, each character has depth, backstory and usually some hidden agenda to keep you guessing. Arby (Neil Maskell) is brilliant, despite the role he plays there is something darkly comical and somewhat sad about him, he treads that fine line and just makes it work.

This is quite simply one of the best things I've watched in a long time, probably since the end of Lost season 5, oh and maybe Sherlock.


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