Utopia is the remake of a 2013 British original that aired on Channel 4. The show is about a graphic novel that holds the secrets to the deadly virus worldwide and the cure in them. It is a dark comedy cum fantasy series that is currently airing on Amazon Prime. The first season of the show has around eight episodes with a runtime of 44 to 55 minutes. Amazon renewed the series for a second season. Here is everything to know about season two of Utopia, including its cast, plot, release dates, and all the other news.
When will it come out?
The first season of the show came out on September 25, 2020. It received mixed reviews from both the fans and the critics. Utopia season one scored a rating of 6.7 on IMDb and a score of 52% on Rotten Tomatoes. The first season wrapped its shooting back in October 2019 before releasing it after a year. There is no official news regarding the release date for the second season. Moreover, keeping in mind the current pandemic situation, it is safe to assume that the show won’t return to streaming services before 2022.
Who will reprise their role, and who are the new faces?
The first season of the show featured a fantastic cast, most of which (surviving ones), will return to their roles. This includes Sasha Lane as Jessica Hyde, Rainn Wilson as Michael Stearns, Dan Byrd as Ian Ackerman, Javon Walton as Grant Bishop, Cory Michael Smith as Thomas Christie, Ashleigh Lathrop as Becky Todd, Desmin Borges as Wilson Wilson, Farrah Mackenzie as Alice, Christopher Denham as Arby, and Sonja Sohn as Agent Katherine Milner. Gillian Flynn will also return to the second season.
What is the story so far, and what’s next?
In the season one ending, Arby abjured on Dr. Christie and took him (muffled in duct tape) to Jessica, Wilson, Grant, Becky, Ian, and Alice. As Jessica attempted to escape, she understood she trapped and tossed Utopia out of the window. But it is not Utopia that Milner wants, it is Jessica herself. Her back disclosed to be covered in symbols that supposedly spell out the key to viruses produced by her father. And in an appalling final twist, Milner heads to the basement. And where it disclosed that Jessica’s father is still alive and is working on a follow-up to Utopia.
In an interview with IndieWire, Flynn also disclosed that she wanted to move further off the pandemic storyline in season two. She said that she likes series that keep moving forward in general, apart from whether she wants to deal with the ongoing pandemic. She wants the series to move on and introduce different objectives. Although, as Christie made it out alive and found a new ally in Wilson, it looks unlikely that he’s going to walk into the sunset and give up on his idea to rein the population. But with the vaccine destroyed and Stearns running from Chicago with an egg which contains the last remains of the virus, he may have to find another way to give way to his idea.
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