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nacho:
I just realized that we never split talk of Utopia out of the "British Drama" thread. I was going to do some thread hacking here, but that thread is basically 70% Utopia sperging... I figured I'd just start a new thread where we can post 10,000 Youtube clips from season one as we quietly build into a frenzy of anticipation for season two.

Also, my cult-culture bones tell me that we'll start getting more updates about season two in the coming weeks... 

This show was the best thing to come out of 2013. Period. I have no idea how they plan to tackle season two, but it'll be fascinating. Meanwhile, a US version by David Fincher is coming to HBO.


--- Quote ---The story follows a small group of people who find themselves in possession of the manuscript sequel of a cult graphic novel called "The Utopia Experiments" which is rumoured to have predicted the worst disasters of the last century. This leads them to be targeted by an organisation known as 'The Network', which they must avoid to survive. Using the manuscript, they must uncover the meaning hidden in its pages before the disasters depicted become reality.
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--- Quote ---UK media regulator Ofcom received 44 complaints about the television series including complaints about violence, offensive language and child actors being involved in scenes of adult content. Thirty seven of the complaints related to a scene at the beginning of the third episode where a shooting takes place in a primary school. Channel 4 also received 28 complaints about the scene. It was aired a month after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Connecticut, USA. A spokesman for Channel 4 responded, "Channel 4 thought very carefully about continuing with the planned broadcast of Utopia. The drama is in no way based on real events, and the scenes featuring violence are editorially justified within the context of the storyline. All material has been carefully considered in accordance with the Ofcom Broadcasting Code and we were satisfied that, appropriately scheduled in a late night slot at 10pm and preceded by clear on-air warnings about the graphic violence and very strong language, it could be broadcast as planned."
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Season one promos:





Here's the first four minutes of episode one:

RottingCorpse:
We must be synced up because I spent twenty minutes this AM scouring the Internet for series two news.

nacho:

--- Quote from: RottingCorpse on March 07, 2014, 04:22:28 PM ---We must be synced up because I spent twenty minutes this AM scouring the Internet for series two news.

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You feel it too! There's something in the ether. I say we get big news by the end of the month...

RottingCorpse:
It's the best anything I've watched in the past five years. It's informed my own work greatly over the past few years.

nacho:
The season two DVD pre-order links are appearing.

The FB page updated on May 26th with "Stay calm. Utopia is coming." and a free link to the soundtrack.

C4 just starting repeating series one this week.

I think we're close!

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