Paul Higgins (The Thick of It), Nathan Stewart-Jarrett (Misfits), Alexandra Roach (The Iron Lady), Neil Maskell (Kill List), James Fox (Sherlock Holmes), Geraldine James (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) Simon McBurney (Tinker Taylor Soldier Spy), Fiona O’ Shaughnessy (Outcast), Adeel Akhtar (Four Lions), Oliver Woolford (Blackout) and Michael Smiley (Kill List) have joined the cast of upcoming drama series Utopia, which is being produced by Kudos Film & TV for Channel 4.
Created by Dennis Kelly, Utopia follows Ian, Becky, Grant and Wilson Wilson, a small group of people who find themselves in possession of a manuscript of cult graphic novel The Utopia Experiments. Their lives are soon knocked out of kilter by explosive events. Targeted swiftly and relentlessly by a murderous organisation known as The Network this terrified group are left with only one option if they want to survive: they have to run.When help appears to come in the form of the mysterious Jessica Hyde, who promises to keep them safe, what choice is there but to believe her? As their world goes dark and all they previously knew is wrenched from them, the four strangers must shed their past and come together in order to survive this violent new future.