‘Utopia’ NSFW Trailer: It’s The End Of The F***ing World And Only Comic Book Nerds Can Save It

Given the state of the world right now, we could all stand to live in a utopia, at least for a little while.  Unfortunately, the seemingly idyllic setting of Amazon series Utopia isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Developed by Gone Girl author Gillian Flynn, the show follows a group of comic book nerds who discover their favorite underground graphic novel is really a predictor of an upcoming apocalypse.

This NSFW trailer ratchets up the weird violence and humor, which is a lot more than what I was expecting it. Then again, it was a project that Flynn was working on with David Fincher for a number of years before the director and HBO had a falling out. Flynn took Utopia over to Amazon who jumped at the chance to work with the bestselling author, who has successfully made the transition to TV and movies with Sharp Objects and Widows.

Starring Sasha Lane, Rainn Wilson, Dan Byrd, John Cusack, Christopher Denham, Jessica Rothe, Cory Michael Smith, Ashley LaThrop, and more, Utopia hits Amazon Prime on September 25th.

SYNOPSIS: Utopia centers on a group of comic fans who meet online and bond over their obsession of a seemingly fictional comic called, “Utopia.” Together, Ian (Dan Byrd), Becky (Ashleigh LaThrop), Samantha (Jessica Rothe), Wilson Wilson (Desmin Borges) and Grant (Javon “Wanna” Walton) unearth hidden meanings cloaked within the pages of “Utopia,” predicting threats to humanity. They realize these are not just the makings of a conspiracy; they are very real dangers coming alive right now in their world. The high-stakes adventure brings the group face-to-face with the comic’s famed central character, Jessica Hyde (Sasha Lane), who joins them on their mission to save the world while harboring secrets of her own.

Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.