First full trailer for Channel 4 comic book drama Utopia

Trailer Louisa Mellor
7 Jan 2013 - 08:03

Channel 4's comic book drama Utopia has a ton of promise, and a brand new trailer...

Now this is more like it. Channel 4 has released a proper trailer for forthcoming six-part original drama Utopia, which starts on Tuesday the 15th of January, and comes written by Pulling and the Matilda stage show's Dennis Kelly.

Below is the official episode one synopsis, so anyone wishing to avoid spoilers, look away now...

"When five strangers from an online comic book forum agree to meet after gaining possession of the original manuscript for the cult graphic novel 'The Utopia Experiments', they find themselves pursued by a shadowy organisation known as The Network who are in pursuit of the manuscript - and they are prepared to kill to track it down.

While three of the forum members - Ian, Becky and Wilson meet in the pub, another is confronted and killed by two Network henchmen. The only witness to the murder is 11-year-old Grant - the fifth forum member - and when he flees with the manuscript, the henchmen give chase.

Ian and Becky soon find they've been set-up for crimes they haven't committed, while Wilson's hacking skills attract the attention of Network henchmen Arby and Lee. As the trio's lives begin to fracture, the world of civil servant Michael Dugdale is also torn apart as he is blackmailed by The Network.

Just as things are looking increasingly desperate for Ian, Becky and Wilson, they come face to face with an enigmatic stranger who claims to offer them a way out..."

Channel 4

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