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The Future for ‘Utopia’ Is Anything but Bright

Amazon Prime Video has officially cancelled Utopia, which debuted the entirety of its first season on September 25th. The show was a remake of the popular British series of the same name that aired on Channel 4 in the UK from 2013 to 2014. The original had two six-episode seasons, and the remake will now end after its eight produced installments.

Utopia centered on a legendary comic book whose very existence put those who knew about it in danger. The cast included Sasha Lane, John Cusack, Desmin Borges, Dan Byrd, Christopher Denham, Ashleigh LaThrop, Javon Walton, and Rainn Wilson. The series was created by Gillian Flynn, best known for her novels Gone Girl and Sharp Objects and their respective film and television adaptations.

Fans of Amazon’s The Boys, which is already slated to return for season three, and Upload, which was renewed for a second season just one week after it first premiered, could have made an ideal audience for this futuristic science-fiction show. A February series, Hunters, wasn’t renewed until August, while the fates of a few of Amazon’s other shows, including Homecoming, Tales from the Loop, and Truth Seekers, remain up in the air. Sadly, for fans of the show, the fate of Utopia is now known.

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Written by Abe Friedtanzer

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