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Utopia: Our 13 Eyebrow-Arching, Out of Context Preview Image Picks
Up to now, we've been covering Amazon Studios and Gone Girl author-screenwriter Gillian Flynn's Utopia to give viewers a better sense of what they can expect when the mystery-thriller-fantasy series (with a whole lot more adjectives we could add) premieres on the streaming service on September 25. But this time, we're trying a little something different. The fine folks at Amazon Prime released a righteously huge amount of preview images for the series, so what we've done is select a "lucky 13" (trust us, there was a lot to choose from) that we think visually speaks for the series while not spoiling anything and possibly get some of you to start scratching their hands in curious confusion (Rainn Wilson making a bold lab fashion statement is one of our personal favorites)- either way, we've done our job.
Utopia is an eight-episode twisted conspiracy thriller about saving the world, while trying to find your place in it. Inspired by the British series of the same name, the new Amazon Original series comes from best-selling author and award-winning screenwriter, Gillian Flynn (Gone Girl, Sharp Objects), who serves as showrunner and executive producer. Utopia centers on a group of comic fans who meet online and bond over their obsession of a seemingly fictional comic called, "Utopia."
Together, Becky (Ashleigh LaThrop), Ian (Dan Byrd), 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. The high-stakes adventure brings the group face-to-face with the comic's famed central character, Jessica Hyde (Sasha Lane), who joins them on their mission to save the world while harboring secrets of her own.
Amazon Prime's Utopia stars Ashleigh LaThrop, Dan Byrd, Jessica, Desmin Borges, Javon "Wanna" Walton, Sasha Lane, John Cusack, Rainn Wilson, Farrah Mackenzie, Christopher Denham, and Cory Michael Smith. Alongside Flynn, executive producers include Jessica Rhoades (with whom Flynn collaborated on HBO's Sharp Objects), Sharon Levy, Sharon Hall, Toby Haynes, Karen Wilson, and Dennis Kelly. The series is a co-production between Endemol Shine North America, Kudos, and Amazon Studios.