Utopia Season 2 was canceled by Amazon after two months of season 1 release.Snapshot from Utopia (Source: CNN)
The streaming platform “Amazon Prime Video” canceled the sci-fi drama Utopia after only two months of season one release. The series is an adaption of the British drama. It was written by Gone Girl and Sharp Objects author Gillian Flynn. Apart from this, Gillian is also the show-runner and executive producer. Prime Video released the show on September 25, 2020.
The series is an eight-episode conspiracy thriller drama. The story revolves around a group of young adults who meet online and get trapped by a suspicious organization. All this comes down to the cult underground comic book named Utopia. The more they get to know about the comic book and the organization, the more they discover the conspiracies and authenticity. The truth flashes before their eyes, and they eventually become responsible for saving the world.Utopia poster (Source: IMDB)
The Amazon version was a co-production between Endemol Shine North America, Kudos, and Amazon Studios. The Show had Jessica Rhoades, Sharon Hall, Karen Wilson, and Dennis Kelly alongside Gillian as executive producers. In a recent interview, Gillian revealed that she started to work on the project over seven years ago and wanted to make her version of the show’ raw, dirty and nasty’.
More about behind the cameras
Initially, HBO would pick up the American version of the Show along with David Fincher and Gillian in 2015. The pre-production of the Show was already started, and the cast started rehearsing. Later sources provided the news that HBO and David could not work the budget issues.
Gillian has published novels such as Sharp Objects, Dark Places, Gone Girl, and The Grownup, with all of them being adapted for movies or television. She has been a television critic for Entertainment Weekly. She tied the knot with lawyer Brett Nolan in 2007 and has two children- Flynn Nolan and Veronica.
Check out the trailer below:
Cast of Utopia
- John Cusack as Kevin Christie
- Ashleigh Lathrop as Becky Todd
- Dan Byrd as Ian Ackerman
- Desmin Borges as Wilson Wilson
- Jessica Rothe as Samantha
- Christopher Denham as Arby / John Hyde
- Javon Walton as Grant Bishop
- Farrah Mackenzie as Alice
- Cory Michael Smith as Thomas Christie
- Jeanine Serralles as Colleen Stearns
- Rainn Wilson as Michael Stearns
- Sasha Lane as Jessica Hyde