Hulu has released the first official trailer for their upcoming sci-fi musical series, Utopia Falls, from R.T. Thorne and Dark Matter’s Joseph Mallozzi. The series follows a group of teens in a distant dystopian future colony as they uncover an ancient forbidden archive of historical, cultural and musical relics (Hip Hop). “This discovery forces them to question everything they’ve been taught, and use the power of music to ignite change in their reality to expose the truth.” Check out the trailer for Utopia Falls below and catch the entire first season on February 14th on 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) with Snoop Dogg as the voice of the Archive.
About Utopia Falls
Hundreds of years in the future, in the last living colony on earth, a city called New Babyl, twenty-four teenage candidates are chosen to take part in an annual musical competition known as The Exemplar. For all of them it’s a chance to write their names in the history books, but for Aliyah, the independent and adventurous daughter to a city government official, it’s the beginning of an incredible adventure. Through the discovery of a mysterious archive, she is exposed to hip-hop, an ancient form of music culture, which will lead her to question everything she has ever known and change her world forever.
The journey to unravel that mystery will play out over the course of the first season while our candidates prepare and participate in The Exemplar competition. Channeling the rebellious spirit of Hip-hop, Aliyah and her friends face off against the government for the freedom of the people in a finale that will rock the very foundation of their society, changing all of their lives forever.
Utopia Falls is the first ever Sci-Fi Hip-hop television series and is from the creator/director of Find Me In Paris. It is prestige television for a new generation of young audiences who are culturally diverse, socially and politically minded, and are motivated to see themselves and their issues represented on screen.
— Yael Tygiel