Utopia: Season 1

Utopia: Season 1

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In this darkly comic conspiracy series adapted from the UK original by screenwriter Gillian Flynn (Gone Girl), fans of a comic called "Utopia" discover hidden meanings within its pages alluding to threats to humanity. Stars Ashleigh LaThrop (The Handmaid's Tale), Jessica Rothe (Happy Death Day), Rainn Wilson (The Office), and Golden Globe nominee John Cusack.

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Episodes

EPISODE 1.1

Life Begins

When an elusive comic appears, a group of fans cannot... More wait to get their hands on it, and unknowingly put themselves in mortal danger.

EPISODE 1.2

Just a Fanboy

A huge discovery by our young fans is interrupted when... More they are thrust into the dangerous world of Jessica Hyde. Meanwhile, two doctors with very different career trajectories are both pulled into the path of a deadly flu.

EPISODE 1.3

Tuesday's Child

Jessica continues to hunt for answers while our underdogs must... More make a crucial decision. Michael is done being pushed around.

EPISODE 1.4

Not Slow Not Bad

A clue in Utopia leads Jessica and the crew to... More a mysterious new ally. Thomas plots a unique way to handle Michael, while Christie makes a decision.

EPISODE 1.5

Order 2472

Inside the St. Louis Hotzone, Michael must make a life-or-death... More choice. As things grow increasingly dangerous, Jessica comes face to face with someone from her past.

EPISODE 1.6

Respect Your Purpose

Jessica must reckon with a shocking revelation as Arby questions... More his own past. Michael unravels as he searches for answers.

EPISODE 1.7

Talking Hurts

Arby finds a new purpose while Becky makes a decision... More that tears the group apart. Michael is about to have the worst day of his life.

EPISODE 1.8

Stay Alive, Jessica Hyde

In the season finale, as the world eagerly awaits Christie's... More vaccine, Jessica and the group must race to stop the Undoing.

Utopia: Season 1 | Reviews

51%47 reviews

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Flynn is unafraid of rapidly adding more and more branches to the Utopia mythology, which occasionally shocks but seldom intrigues. ... the villains are unconvincingly all-powerful yet constantly screwing up and there are more traumatized but precocious children (Javon Walton, Farrah Mackenzie) than there should be in a fight against the end of the world.

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A.V. Club

A.V. Club

The series incorporates a slew of thematic elements that are eerily timely—an increasingly devastating pandemic, for one—but an overreliance on brutal violence masks the fact that Utopia doesn’t have much to say about the corporate overreach or government listlessness that inspired the show’s concept.

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Chicago Sun-Times

Chicago Sun-Times

Has numerous and obvious parallels to current real-world events — but this violent, darkly comic, bizarre and consistently involving eight-part series (I’ve seen the first seven episodes) has its own wild creativity and exists in a universe even crazier than our own. In nearly every episode, something shocking happens.

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TV Guide

TV Guide

A lot of thrillers likeUtopiahave trouble sustaining themselves past the initial premise in the first couple of episodes, butUtopiaremains compelling.

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Independent

Independent

Utopia might prove worth the wait, but it's hard to say. On the evidence of the first episode, this is big budget but low stakes: a very American utopia.

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RogerEbert.com

RogerEbert.com

An at-times maddening, at-times fascinating, but always twisty show that thrives on shocking you

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Utopia: Season 1 | Release Details

Utopia: Season 1 is available to stream in New Zealand now on Prime Video.