In the 'Utopia' trailer above, we see that a group of young comic book nerds attempt to save the world from a government conspiracy.
The eight-part conspiracy thriller comes from best-selling author and award-winning screenwriter, Gillian Flynn ('Gone Girl', 'Sharp Objects'), years after first developing the ambitious project. Amazon Prime promises Flynn will bring the audience an artfully detailed series, which will urge viewers to expect the unexpected as this group of youths attempt to save humanity.
John Cusack pops up in the series as Dr. Kevin Christie, which will be the Golden Globe nominee's his first series regular role for television.
The series also stars Rainn Wilson (Dwight from 'The US Office') stars as Dr. Michael Stearns, with Farrah Mackenzie ('Logan Lucky') as Alice, Christopher Denham ('Argo') as Arby, and Cory Michael Smith ('Gotham') as Thomas Christie.
Here's the official synopsis for the tv series:
'Utopia' is an eight-episode conspiracy thriller about saving the world, while trying to find your place in it. Inspired by the British series of the same name, the new Amazon Original series was written by Gillian Flynn, who also serves as showrunner and executive producer. 'Utopia' centres on a group of comic fans who meet online and bond over their obsession of a seemingly fictional comic called, "Utopia". Together, Becky (Ashleigh LaThrop), Ian (Dan Byrd), Samantha (Jessica Rothe), Wilson Wilson (Desmin Borges) and Grant (Javon "Wanna" Walton) unearth hidden meanings cloaked within the pages of "Utopia", predicting threats to humanity. They realize these are not just the makings of a conspiracy; they are very real dangers coming alive right now in their world. The group embarks on a high-stakes adventure, bringing them face-to-face with the comic’s famed central character, Jessica Hyde (Sasha Lane), who joins them on their mission to save the world while harbouring secrets of her own.
'Utopia' lands on Amazon Prime Friday, September 25.