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Utopia review: A ‘gnarly, nasty’ thriller about a dystopian comic book

Amazon Prime chiller Utopia is as “gnarly, nasty, raw and unnerving” as Gone Girl screenwriter Gillian Flynn envisaged, especially when it draws parallels with the threats of our times


23 September 2020

Elizabeth Morris/Amazon Studios

Utopia

Adapted by Gillian Flynn

Amazon Prime Video (from 25 September)

“WHAT have you done today to earn your place in this crowded world?” This ominous question – frequently posed in the US TV series Utopia – hangs over the world envisaged by the show.

The series has been adapted by Gillian Flynn (screenwriter for hit film Gone Girl) from the 2013 British TV series of the same name, created by Dennis Kelly. It follows five strangers who connect online over their obsession with an elusive comic called Utopia. But these aren’t your typical comic book enthusiasts …