Utopia Teasers Introduce Some "Humanity": Sam, Wilson, Becky & Ian

With Amazon Studios and Gone Girl author-screenwriter Gillian Flynn's upcoming conspiracy thriller, Utopia set to begin twisting our perceptions of what's real and what imaginary (and the space that exists in-between) starting September 25, viewers are being introduced to the "Humanity" behind the series that's seeking the truth behind the elusive comic "Utopia." For them, it's about saving humanity- but for others? It's about power and control- and then there are those who only want chaos. So take a few minutes to get to know Sam (Jessica Rothe), Wilson (Desmin Borges), Becky (Ashleigh LaThrop), and Ian (Dan Byrd):

A look at Utopia key art (Image: Amazon Prime)
A look at Utopia key art (Image: Amazon Prime)

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.

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About Ray Flook

Serving as Television Editor since 2018, Ray began five years earlier as a contributing writer/photographer before being brought onto the core BC team in 2017.
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