Utopia

TV-Series | GB 2013 | 59' | OV

It’s a strange group of individuals: a post-grad medical student, whose father died from a mysterious illness; a bored black IT consultant still living with his mom; an 11-year-old pupil from a problem family; and a slightly autistic conspiracy nerd. They’re all obsessed with a certain comic book that seems to predict future catastrophes. And the collectively get in the cross-hair of a powerful global organization called The Network and their breathtakingly cold-blooded contract killers. Brutal murders, a mysterious fugitive and a political conspiracy going up to the very top, that tear a couple of normal people out of their everyday lives. With its themes of technical surveillance, personal oppression, and truly disturbing images of dehumanized violence, the new series UTOPIA is the fitting political nightmare vision for our time. The cool, matter-of-fact tone of these rather grotesque incidents is only heightening the unsettling effect of this British masterpiece in paranoia.

Producer
Rebekah Wray Rogers
Directors
Marc Munden, Alex Garcia Lopez
Script
Hu Kennair-Jones, Dennis Kelly
Photography
Ole Bratt Birkeland
Editor
Luke Dunkley
Sound Design
Tim Barker
Music
Cristobal Tapia de Veer
Production Design
Kristian Milsted
Casting
Julie Harkin
Principal Cast
Alexandra Roach, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett, Paul Higgins, Fiona O'Shaughnessy, Adeel Akhtar, Oliver Woollford, Neil Maskell, Paul Ready, Geraldine James, James Fox, Michael Smiley
Production Companies
Kudos Film and Television/Channel 4

International Sales

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Selected filmography Hu Kennair-Jones

EAST ENDERS (2005), 10 MINUTE TALES (2010), STRIKE BACK (2011), FALCÓN (2012), BEDLAM (2012)