Comic books and end of the world.
Amazon Prime Video has unveiled the first trailer for its upcoming conspiracy drama Utopia, which is an American remake of a British TV series of the same name that aired from 2013 to 2014.
The official synopsis for Utopia reads:
“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.”
Fun fact: Utopia was created by Gillian Flynn, the author of Gone Girl and Sharp Objects, both of which have also been adapted into a critically-acclaimed movie and TV series, respectively.
Additional actors joining the Utopia cast are John Cusack, Sasha Lane, Farrah Mackenzie, Christopher Denham and Cory Michael Smith.
All eight episodes are slated to premiere on 25 September 2020. In the meantime, check out the trailer below: