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Principal photography begins on the second series of Utopia.


Channel 4 has announced new cast members will be joining the second series of the Kudos conspiracy thriller, Utopia as filming commences.

Written by Dennis Kelly (Matilda, Black Sea), the drama will see Tom Burke (The Hour), Rose Leslie (Game of Thrones), Trystan Gravelle (Mr Selfridge), Michael Maloney (New Worlds) and Ian McDiarmid (Star Wars) join the ensemble cast.

Retuning for the new six-part series is 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), Alistair Petrie (Geoff) and Geraldine James (Milner).

Marc Munden (The Devil’s Whore) is returning to direct; producing is Bekki Wray-Rogers (This is England 88) for Kudos Film and TV, with an original soundtrack by Cristobel Tapia de Veer. Executive producers are Karen Wilson (Hustle, Spooks), Jane Featherstone (Broadchurch, Life on Mars, The Hour), Dennis Kelly and Marc Munden.

Utopia will air on Channel 4 in 2014.