Amazon Cancels Its Adaptation of Utopia After One Season
Well, it seems that the American adaptation of Utopia didn’t last long at Amazon. According to Deadline, the streaming service has canceled the series after just one season. The eight-episode show by Gillian Flynn (Gone Girl) debuted back on Sept. 25, but it didn’t manage to appeal much to either critics or viewers. The series had a quiet run even after its debut, and this might be the reason behind its cancellation, following a long and troubled history. Flynn started working on adapting the 2013-14 eponymous British series back in 2014 together with Gone Girl director David Fincher. The show should have aired at first on HBO, but they didn’t reach a deal with the television network on the project’s budget. Amazon picked up the series after HBO backed down.
The story of Utopia focused on a group of young comic fans who meet online. They are obsessed with a seemingly fictional comic called Utopia. However, they soon realize the stories inside the comic are not just the makings of a conspiracy, but real dangers coming alive right now in their world. Unlike the British original, the American adaptation featured less violence.
The Utopia cast saw Dan Byrd as Ian, Ashleigh LaThrop as Becky, Jessica Rothe as Samantha, Desmin Borges as Wilson Wilson, and Javon “Wanna” Walton as Grant. The cast also featured John Cusack as Dr. Kevin Christie, Rainn Wilson as Dr. Michael Stearns, Farrah Mackenzie as Alice, as well as Christopher Denham as Arby, and Cory Michael Smith as Thomas Christie.
Fans can still watch the first season of Utopia on Amazon Prime Video.
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Recommended Watching: Utopia Season 1