The creator of Channel 4′s conspiracy thriller Utopia has revealed that he “always intended” for the show to return.
Utopia‘s second series begins on Channel 4 in July.
Speaking at Series 2’s launch screening in London earlier this week, writer Dennis Kelly commented: “It was always a series. I think that’s my mistake, because a lot of people felt like that. A lot of people thought it was a one-off, self-contained thing, but it was never supposed to be. I’ve only ever written one series before so it might have been my fault.”
He joked: “I keep thinking, I must have got something wrong there because I didn’t let the audience know there was another one coming up. It was always intended there would be a Series 2.”
Asked about the possibility of a third series, Kelly teased: “Yeah, fingers crossed – touch wood.”
The writer also revealed that Series 1’s graphic novel would continue to feature in the story: “It will always be there, I think. Even if we went to Series 3 or 4”
Original cast members Fiona O’Shaughnessy (Jessica Hyde), Alexandra Roach (Becky), Nathan Stewart-Jarrett (Ian), Adeel Akhtar (Wilson Wilson), Oliver Woollford (Grant), Paul Higgins (Dugdale), Neil Maskell (Arby) and Geraldine James (Milner) are all returning for Series 2.
New cast members include Tom Burke (The Hour), Rose Leslie (Game of Thrones), Trystan Gravelle (Mr Selfridge), Michael Maloney (New Worlds) and Ian McDiarmid (Star Wars).
Kelly previously hinted that “a lot of people will die” in Series 2.
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