“Who Watches the Watchmen?” Thankfully, we do… After weeks of vague, brief teases for Damon Lindelof‘s fully, completely, 106.3% authorized “remix” of Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ 1986 comic book series Watchmen for HBO, a little lucky and some keen investigative work has unearthed a new bit of background info on one of the project’s characters. Good Trouble‘s Dustin […]
Felisha Terrell (Shooter) and Watchmen‘s Dustin Ingram are set to recur in Gone Girl author-screenwriter Gillian Flynn‘s upcoming Amazon Studios adaptation of British series Utopia, joining a cast that includes John Cusack (High Fidelity, Grosse Pointe Blank), Rainn Wilson (The Office), Sasha Lane (American Honey), Javon “Wanna” Walton (Euphoria), and Jessica Rothe (Happy Death Day 2U). With Flynn serving as the project’s creator, […]
Jessica Rothe (Happy Death Day 2U) is set to join Gone Girl author/screenwriter Gillian Flynn‘s upcoming Amazon Studios adaptation of British series Utopia, joining a cast that includes John Cusack (High Fidelity, Grosse Pointe Blank), Rainn Wilson (The Office), Sasha Lane (American Honey), and Javon “Wanna” Walton (Euphoria). With Flynn serving as the project’s creator, executive producer, writer, and showrunner, the nine-episode conspiracy-thriller received a straight-to-series […]
Gone Girl author/screenwriter Gillian Flynn‘s upcoming Amazon Studios adaptation of British series Utopia has a new name to add to The Deep State’s “list,” with our personal pop culture “spirit animal”* John Cusack (High Fidelity, Grosse Pointe Blank) joining co-stars Rainn Wilson (The Office), Sasha Lane (American Honey), and Javon “Wanna” Walton (Euphoria) on the nine-episode series. With Flynn serving […]
Gone Girl author/screenwriter Gillian Flynn‘s upcoming Amazon Studios adaptation of British series Utopia has a new name to add to The Deep State’s “list,” with The Office‘s Rainn Wilson joining Sasha Lane (American Honey) on the nine-episode series. With Flynn serving as the project’s creator, executive producer, writer, and showrunner, the conspiracy-thriller received a straight-to-series order […]
The holidays are meant to be for family, so it seems appropriate for Netflix to introduce us to two more members of their Locke family for the streaming service’s 10-episode series adaptation of writer Joe Hill and artist Gabriel Rodriguez‘s comic book series Locke & Key. Connor Jessup (American Crime) and Utopia‘s Emilia Jones are set to take on the […]
Amazon Studios continues its push into epic, big scope series programming, securing global rights to bring Iain M. Banks‘ sci-fi adventure novel Consider Phlebas to series television. The first in the classic “Culture” book series is set to be adapted by Dennis Kelly (Utopia), with Brad Pitt‘s Plan B Entertainment (World War Z, Moonlight) producing […]
According to The Hollywood Reporter, a sequel to World Wars Z is in the works at Paramount with Utopia creator Dennis Kelly writing a new draft. Apparently, there was some concern that director J.A. Bayona might move on to direct the Jurassic World sequel, but sources told THR, “there was little Bayona could do given that […]
Fox has announced that it’s pulling the plug on it’s 12-month long social experiment, Utopia. The concept was to take a group of strangers and isolate them together on a ranch in Santa Clarita, CA. Then watch them 24/7 as they struggle to make a new society. The show started with a soft premier on […]
By Erik Grove Another week has come and gone and that means it’s time for another installment of Erik’s Weekly Watch! This week I’m going to award the worst television show of the year and I’m going to tell you why you might want to watch it anyway. Let’s get started! They can’t all be […]
It all started with a comic book… but it went way, way beyond that. Utopia is playwright Dennis Kelly‘s paranoid conspiracy thriller and, after a first series that became a bona fide cult artefact, series two is very keenly anticipated. Here’s the first trailer. [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sA2jB7ULV8Q[/youtube] Kicks off on Channel 4 in July. HBO’s remake is […]
Alan Moore‘s bibilography is clear. His first published work was in Embryo #5, called Once There Were Daemons, published by Northampton Arts Lab, in 1971. That’s wrong. Moore scholars point to the two page feature he wrote on The Shadow, published in the fanzine Seminar #2 in September 1970. Two copies sold on eBay for £350 in 2009. But […]
The British series is already in production on a second season.
I do this list for William Christensen every year or so. Basically stuff that’s been on TV that’s either out on DVD over the past year or two, that’s unlikely to be released in widely the USA, that I quite enjoyed. So he can go buy it and spend his Christmas with his feet up […]
No, David Fincher isn't considering a remake of Gerry Anderson's live-action series, UFO. I read that wrong. it's Utopia. The one with the comic book.
"Already shaping up to be more imaginative, outrageous and brilliantly intriguing than the first."
It’s the big Channel 4 TV success of 2013 (until Black Mirror starts tonight, obviously). But Utopia, a cross between Pulp Fiction and Tideland, a political pharmaceutical thriller set in the urban and rural landscapes of Britain, uses the script to a graphic novel sequel as its big MacGuffin. When I saw the first episode […]
@richjohnston Wilson Wilson is trying to warn you. Please check today’s email. They know EVERYTHING. #Utopia — C4 Utopia (@C4Utopia) January 15, 2013 Okay that freaked me out. A special YouTube message from Faisal of Four Lions. Okay, okay, it’s the fine actor Adeel Akhtar, who is playing Wilson Wilson in Utopia, the pharma-politico-conspiracy thriller […]
Misfits has had a somewhat troubled fourth series this year, with al the original cast now leaving. But recent episodes seem to have picked up rather nicely. I went to see the premiere of a new Channel 4 series last night, Utopia, starring Nathan Stewart-Jarrett, Curtis from Misfits (the first review ran here) and while […]
Today, I went to a press screening of the first episode of Channel 4 and Kudos' new conspiracy thriller, Utopia.