Despite low ratings, Channel 4 has renewed the critically-acclaimed conspiracy thriller Utopia for Series 2.
Channel 4 head of drama Piers Wenger said:
“Thanks to the extraordinary creativity of Dennis Kelly, Marc Munden and the team at Kudos, the first series of Utopia shocked and delighted critics and fans by turns. We are thrilled to announce the further adventures for Utopia’s eclectic cast of characters which are already shaping up to be more imaginative, outrageous and brilliantly intriguing than the first.”
Kudos chief executive Jane Featherstone added:
The latter said: “The phenomenal audience response to Utopia over the six-week run was hugely rewarding for everyone involved. We are chuffed to bits that Jay, Piers and Sophie at Channel 4 have asked us to make another series of Utopia as this means we all get the chance to watch as Dennis unravels his unique and imaginative world even further.”
Look for the series to return later in the year to hopefully answer some of the hanging plot threads and peel back the layers even further.