Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Utopia

Two top young British actors, Misfits' star Nathan Stewart-Jarrett and fast-rising Welsh actress Alexandra Roach headline the cast in Utopia, a brand new six-part drama series for Channel 4 which is currently filming in Liverpool. They star alongside Paul Higgins, Neil Maskell, James Fox and Geraldine James in the conspiracy drama.

Nathan (now represented by Curtis Brown) is a Central drama school graduate and plays Curtis in E4's BAFTA-winning drama Misfits; he is the sole-surviving original cast member to appear in the up-coming 4th series. He will play Ian in Utopia, one of a group of previously unconnected people who end up in possession of a manuscript of cult graphic novel Utopia which knocks their lives out of kilter by explosive events.

Alexandra Roach (represented by Troika), who plays Becky in Utopia, was one of Screen International Stars of Tomorrow from 2011. She is a graduate of RADA drama school and will shortly be seen starring in the film adaptation of Private Peaceful, out in cinemas this October. She also stars in Hunderby, Julia Davis's new black comedy for Sky Atlantic.

The Utopia Experiments is a legendary graphic novel shrouded in mystery. But when Ian, Becky, Grant and Wilson Wilson, a small group of previously unconnected people find themselves in possession of an original manuscript of the fabled book, their lives suddenly and brutally implode.
Targeted swiftly and relentlessly by a murderous organisation known as The Network this terrified group are left with only one option if they want to survive: they have to run.
But how do you run, when your every move can be tracked? How do you disappear when The Network can shine a light into the darkest of corners? Can you really trust those you've only just met when your life is on the line?
When help appears to come in the form of the mysterious Jessica Hyde, who promises to keep them safe, what choice is there but to believe her? As their world goes dark and all they previously knew is wrenched from them, the four strangers must shed their past and come together in order to survive this violent new future. 

Utopia is written by Dennis Kelly, the co-creator of the Olivier-Award-winning Matilda, directed by Marc Munden and produced by Kudos Film and TV for Channel 4.

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