Created by acclaimed writer Gillian Flynn (Gone Girl, Sharp Objects), the series centers around a comic book called Utopia and a select group of fans who believe there are hidden messages contained in the pages that predict actual events. In a chilling — although certainly unintended — parallel to this real-life moment, the superfans find themselves confronting a deadly pandemic that the Utopia comic says will lead to humanity’s downfall.
To stop the virus and save the world, the superfans team up with not only a wily scientist played by Rainn Wilson but the central character of the comics, Jessica Hyde (played by Sasha Lane), whose real-life existence only adds credence to the conspiracy. John Cusack will also star as Dr. Kevin Christie, head of the bio-tech company that seems the likely culprit for the virus.
Utopia will also star Ashleigh LaThrop, Dan Byrd, Jessica Rothe, Desmin Borges, Javon “Wanna” Walton and Cory Michael Smith.