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'Utopia' coming back for second series on Channel 4

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Utopia has been given a second series by Channel 4.

The critically-acclaimed dark thriller has been given the go-ahead for another run, despite the show's underwhelming ratings.

Utopia S01E02

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Utopia on Channel 4



"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," said Channel 4's head of drama Piers Wenger.

"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."

Chief Executive of Kudos Film and TV Jane Featherstone added: "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. I can't wait!"

The first series had an average audience of 1.37 million in its 10pm slot.

Utopia S01E01

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Utopia on Channel 4



Utopia was created by Dennis Kelly (Matilda the Musical, Pulling) and starred Fiona O'Shaughnessy, Adeel Akhtar, Paul Higgins, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett, Alexandra Roach, Oliver Woollford and Neil Maskell.

> Nathan Stewart-Jarrett 'Utopia' interview

Watch a trailer for the first series below:



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