January 13, 2020
Hulu will premiere the original teen sci-fi drama “Utopia Falls,” with all 10 one-hour episodes of the Hulu Original series hitting the streaming service Feb. 14.
The series, infused with music and dance, is set in the not-too-distant future, amidst the charred ruins of Earth. It follows a group of teens chosen to compete in the prestigious Exemplar performing arts competition in the seemingly idyllic colony of New Babyl. When they stumble upon a hidden archive of cultural relics, they are forced to question everything they have been taught, ultimately using the power of music to ignite change and expose the truth. Showcasing a variety of musical genres and dance styles (Hip Hop, Pop, Latin, House, Classical, Indigenous, among others) and featuring themes of afrofuturism, youth activism and eco-awareness, “Utopia Falls”is the first ever performance based sci-fi series for culturally diverse and socially and politically minded young audiences, according to Hulu.
The series stars Robyn Alomar (“Riot Girls”), Akiel Julien (“American Gods”), Robbie Graham-Kuntz (“Full Out”), Phillip Lewitski (“Supernatural”), Humberly Gonzalez (“Orphan Black”), Devyn Nekoda (“Degrassi: The Next Generation”) and Mickeey Nguyen (“Make It Pop”). Also joining the cast are Kate Drummond (“Wynonna Earp”), Jeff Teravainen (“Dark Matter”), Huse Madhavji (“Saving Hope”) and Dwain Murphy (“The Strain”). Hip hop icon Snoop Dogg is the voice of the Archive.
The series will feature music from artists including Kendrick Lamar, Alessia Cara, The Notorious B.I.G., Dianel Caesar, Jessie Reyez, Bill Withers and The Roots. Grammy Award-w inning, multi-platinum music producer Boi-1da (Drake, Nicki Minaj, Rihanna) will oversee the music in the series.
All episodes of “Utopia Falls” will also be available to stream on the CBC Gem streaming service in Canada beginning Feb. 14.