Rainn Wilson Joins Amazon Series ‘Utopia’

Variety | 2/20/2019 | Joe Otterson
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Rainn Wilson has been cast in a lead role in the upcoming Amazon series “Utopia.”

Based on the British series of the same name created by Dennis Kelly, “Utopia” follows group of young adults who meet online and are mercilessly hunted by a shadowy deep state organization after they come in to possession of a near mythical cult underground graphic novel. They discover the conspiracy theories in the comic’s pages may actually be real and are forced in to the dangerous, unique and ironic position of saving the world.

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Wilson will play Michael Stearns. Once a promising virologist, Michael is now a forgotten scientist who’s lost his edge—under-appreciated and underfunded in his laboratory work. When a nationwide outbreak of a deadly flu arises, Michael offers his expertise, and soon finds he has landed smack in the middle of something much bigger.

Wilson joins previously announced cast member Sasha Lane, who will play Jessica Hyde.

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Wilson is best known for his role as Dwight Schrute on the acclaimed NBC series...
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