UTOPIA has joined a long line of fallen favourites, after Channel 4 decided not to renew the eccentric sci-fi drama. Like with FIREFLY and STAR TREK before it, fans aren’t just going to take this lying down.
Despite Channel 4 claiming to push the envelope with in-your-face TV, it was saddening to discover that Dennis Kelly’s daring show wouldn’t be picked up for a third series. Of course, it comes down to ratings, with the channel revealing, “It’s always painful to say goodbye to shows we love, but it’s a necessary part of being able to commission new drama, a raft of which we are launching on the channel throughout 2015.”
Speaking to The Independent, Kelly said, “I think we all knew it was coming. The people who liked it really liked it, but the ratings were just bad. I don’t know why. I think going out in the summer didn’t help.”
One of the most realistic options is convincing Netflix or Amazon Prime to get behind the show. Kick-starting might be the best way to fund the two-hour special, which Kelly himself suggested to finish off the show.
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