HULU ANNOUNCES PREMIERE OF
NEW GENRE-BENDING TEEN SCI-FI DRAMA UTOPIA FALLS, FEB. 14
Hulu Original Series to Feature Voice of SNOOP DOGG and Music from Artists Including KENDRICK LAMAR, ALESSIA CARA, THE NOTORIOUS B.I.G., DANIEL CAESAR, JESSIE REYEZ, BILL WITHERS and THE ROOTS
Grammy Award Winning, Multi-platinum Music Producer Boi-1da (DRAKE, NICKI MINAJ, RIHANNA) Oversees Music, World-Renowned Choreographer Tanisha Scott (CARDI B, RIHANNA) Leads Performance Direction, Acclaimed Sci-Fi Writer Joseph Mallozzi Serves as Showrunner and Show Creator R.T. Thorne Directs
SANTA MONICA – January 9, 2020— Imagine a world with no past – only a future. Without a history, we are all equal… or are we? Hulu, in partnership with Sonar Entertainment, announced today the premiere of original teen sci-fi drama Utopia Falls. Infused with music and dance, all 10 one-hour episodes of the Hulu Original series hit the streaming service on February 14.
Set in the not-too-distant future, amidst the charred ruins of Earth, Utopia Falls 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.
The series stars emerging young actors 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), and hip hop icon Snoop Dogg as the voice of the Archive.
The acclaimed team of creatives behind the scenes include Showrunner Joseph Mallozzi (Syfy’s Dark Matter, Stargate franchise) and Creator/Director R.T. Thorne (NBC’s Blindspot, Hulu’s Find Me in Paris) who serve as Executive Producers; Boi-1da, renowned music producer (Drake, Rihanna, Eminem, Jay-Z, Nicki Minaj, Kendrick Lamar), has been tapped as the show’s Executive Music Producer; and choreographer Tanisha Scott, three-time MTV VMA-nominated choreographer (Cardi B, Rihanna, Sean Paul), rounds out the team.
Utopia Falls is executive produced by Andrea Gorfolova and Ashley Rite for Sonar Entertainment.
All episodes of Utopia Falls will also be available to stream on the CBC Gem streaming service in Canada beginning February 14.
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About Sonar Entertainment
Sonar Entertainment is a leading independent entertainment studio that develops, produces, finances and distributes content for global audiences. Our financial strength and independence provides us with the freedom to fund development and productions on a global scale and partner with the most innovative storytellers in the industry. Sonar Entertainment premium series include Hunters, starring Al Pacino and executive produced by Jordan Peele for Amazon; Mr. Mercedes, written by David E. Kelley, based on the novel by Stephen King, for AT&T Audience Network; and The Mysterious Benedict Society, produced with Disney TV Studios’ 20th Century Fox TV for Hulu. Sonar Entertainment also distributes internationally, outside the UK, Taboo, for BBC One, starring Tom Hardy and executive produced by Ridley Scott; and outside Australia, Les Norton, starring Rebel Wilson for Australian Broadcasting Company. Kids and family series include Alien Xmas, executive produced by Jon Favreau for Netflix; Utopia Falls for Hulu and CBC Gem; and Go Away Unicorn! airing on Disney and YTV. Factual and lifestyle series include Texas Metal for Motor Trend, My House Is Your House for HGTV and Farmhouse Facelift for HGTV Canada. In addition, Sonar Entertainment distributes over 1,000 award-winning library titles comprising over 3,000 broadcast hours.
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