Utopia: how the US remake could be the most prescient TV show of 2020

When the original UK version of Utopia aired on Channel 4 in 2013, the story of a mysterious graphic novel with the ability to predict pandemics felt like outlandish sci-fi territory. Even when production on Amazon Prime Video’s new US remake wrapped in late 2019, nobody could have known that the emergence of a certain virus was about to make the show feel spookily relevant.

“The echoes and parallels to the show are just absolutely insane,” says Rainn Wilson, The Office star who plays virologist Dr Michael Stearns. 

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