Utopia creator has "fingers crossed" for series 3

News Louisa Mellor
18 Jun 2014 - 07:44

Channel 4's excellent Utopia returns for series 2 in July, and writer Dennis Kelly is hoping for a third and possibly fourth series...

In assuming Channel Four's Utopia was originally intended to be a one-off, self-contained story, we were amongst those whom creator Dennis Kelly said got it wrong. Speaking at this week's Bafta preview event for Utopia series two, Kelly told the audience that the show was always intended to be ongoing. 

"It was always a series. I think that’s my mistake, because a lot of people felt like that. A lot of people thought it was a one-off, self-contained thing, but it was never supposed to be. I’ve only ever written one series before so it might have been my fault. I keep thinking, I must have got something wrong there because I didn’t let the audience know there was another one coming up. It was always intended there would be a series two”

Potentially then, Kelly was asked, there might also be a series three? "Yeah, fingers crossed", said writer Kelly, "touch wood." 

It doesn't stop there. Asked about how central the graphic novel would be to later series of Utopia, Kelly answered that "It will always be there, I think. Even if we went to series three or four". However long the show runs, it's now safe to say that fans of the first series will not be disappointed by the second. Come back soon for our spoiler-free review.

Utopia returns to Channel Four this July. Read more about series one and two on Den Of Geek, here.

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