Amazon has released the trailer for its upcoming remake of Utopia, which will premiere on Friday, September 25th.
The eight-episode series hails from Gone Girl author Gillian Flynn, and was inspired by the hit UK series created by Dennis Kelly, who returns as an executive producer.
Utopia is a conspiracy thriller about saving the world, while trying to find your place in it. The story follows 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 harboring secrets of her own.
Though the comic at the center of the series predicts the world’s end, Utopia is filled with hidden meanings, shocking twists and radical evolutions for its dynamic characters—brought to life by an ensemble cast of breakout and seasoned talent.
The show co-stars Farrah Mackenzie, Christopher Denham and Cory Michael Smith, and boasts some star power in the form of John Cusack and Rainn Wilson, the latter of whom plays a virologist out to stop the spread of the superflu. For Cusack, Utopia marks his first series regular role for television.
Utopia premieres September 25 in the US, Canada, UK, Netherlands, Australia, New Zealand, India and Japan. Dubbed foreign language versions will premiere later this fall in additional territories worldwide.
Check out the trailer above.