Channel 4 Orders New Drama Series ‘Utopia’

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Channel 4 has ordered a new drama series titled ‘Utopia‘ from former Spooks writer Dennis Kelly. The broadcaster has ordered six episodes for the show’s first season, with production due to commence on the series later this year.

Produced by Kudos Film & TV, the drama series tells the story of a small group of people who find themselves in possession of a manuscript of cult graphic novel Utopia, their lives are soon knocked out of kilter by explosive events. Targeted by a shadowy organisation known only as The Network, they are left with one option if they want to survive: they have to run. Marc Munden is attached to direct, while Kelly, Jane Featherstone and Karen Wilson will executive produce.

Speaking of the series, Jay Hunt, Channel 4’s Chief Creative Officer, said: “Utopia is everything you expect from a Channel 4 drama – witty, utterly compelling and impossible to ignore – and I’m delighted that as part of our increased commitment to new drama on the channel, we’re working with one of the UK’s leading writing talents, Dennis Kelly.”