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Utopia to get second series


Story by Jack Foley

UTOPIA has been given a second series by Channel 4.

The critically-acclaimed thriller centred around The Utopia Experiments, a legendary graphic novel shrouded in mystery. It starred Paul Higgins, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett, Alexandra Roach and Neil Maskell and was created by Dennis Kelly.

Ironically, the first run didn’t attract as many viewers as Channel 4 had hoped, averaging 1.37 million in its 10pm slot.

But welcoming back the series for a new run of episodes, Channel 4’s head of drama Piers Wenger said: “Thanks to the extraordinary creativity of Dennis Kelly, Marc Munden and the team at Kudos, the first series of Utopia shocked and delighted critics and fans by turns.

“We are thrilled to announce the further adventures for Utopia‘s eclectic cast of characters which are already shaping up to be more imaginative, outrageous and brilliantly intriguing than the first.”

Jane Featherstone, chief executive of Kudos Film and TV, added: “We are chuffed to bits that Jay, Piers and Sophie at Channel 4 have asked us to make another series of Utopia as this means we all get the chance to watch as Dennis unravels his unique and imaginative world even further. I can’t wait!”

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