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When a group of strangers find themselves in possession of the manuscript for a legendary graphic novel, their lives brutally implode as they are pursued by a shadowy and murderous organisation...

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When a group of strangers find themselves in possession of the manuscript for a legendary graphic novel, their lives brutally implode as they are pursued by a shadowy and murderous organisation...

Series 1 Summary

The Utopia Experiments is a legendary graphic novel shrouded in mystery. But when a small group of previously unconnected people find themselves in possession of an original manuscript, their lives suddenly and brutally implode.

Targeted swiftly and relentlessly by a murderous organisation known as The Network, the terrified group are left with only one option if they want to survive: they have to run.

  • Episode 1

    When five strangers from an online comic book forum agree to meet after gaining possession of the original manuscript for the cult graphic novel 'The Utopia Experiments', they find themselves pursued by a shadowy organisation known as The Network who are in pursuit of the manuscript - and they are prepared to kill to track it down.

    While three of the forum members - Ian, Becky and Wilson meet in the pub, another is confronted and killed by two Network henchmen. The only witness to the murder is 11-year-old Grant - the fifth forum member - and when he flees with the manuscript, the henchmen give chase.

    Ian and Becky soon find they've been set-up for crimes they haven't committed, while Wilson's hacking skills attract the attention of Network henchmen Arby and Lee. As the trio's lives begin to fracture, the world of civil servant Michael Dugdale is also torn apart as he is blackmailed by The Network.

    Just as things are looking increasingly desperate for Ian, Becky and Wilson, they come face to face with an enigmatic stranger who claims to offer them a way out...

  • Episode 2

    Unable to ever return to their old lives, Ian and Becky are forced to face the terrifying reality of life on the run. Meanwhile, Dugdale is drawn deeper and deeper into a plot that threatens to have fatal consequences.

  • Episode 3

    In episode three the gang feel the full weight of The Network's power as Grant is framed for a shocking crime. With nowhere else to turn, they are forced to make a new ally - but can she really be trusted?

  • Episode 4

    Hidden away in a derelict manor house, the group attempt to decipher the secret meaning of the manuscript. But will uncovering the identity of Mr Rabbit really allow them to return to their former lives?

  • Episode 5

    The gang's attempt to disrupt The Network's plans backfires leaving one of them in danger. Arby's confession to Jessica has damaging repercussions while Becky is left with an impossible choice.

  • Episode 6

    The final episode sees time running out, and the gang must find Mr Rabbit and stopThe Network releasing Janus. As a daring plan is formed, only one question remains - will the true secrets of Utopia finally be revealed?

Utopia synopsis

When a group of strangers find themselves in possession of the manuscript for a legendary graphic novel, their lives brutally implode as they are pursued by a shadowy and murderous organisation...

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