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5 Shows like Utopia: Is This the End?

The cast if Utopia is no ordinary group of friends, as they hold dark secrets that could change the world forever. The group need to figure out exactly who to trust and look out for the enemy within. If you are looking for more TV shows like Utopia, Misfits tells the story of a group of friends who suddenly develop superpowers.

Big Brother Is Watching You

A group of young men and women become friends online and soon find themselves caught up in a dangerous cat and mouse game, as they are pursued by a deadly organisation.

Known as ‘The Network’ the organisation is in search of a manuscript that the group of friends has possession of. The manuscript in question is a mysterious graphic novel, that seemingly has information regarding the future of humanity.

If you cannot get enough intriguing drama, other TV series like Utopia include Black Mirror and Spooks, both of which explore mysterious happenings.

‘Black Mirror’ (Zepotron, 2011-)

Black Mirror is a series of one-off episodes that all explore themes relating to the darker side of life. The impact of technology on modern and future society is explored greatly, opening our eyes to just how much humanity is evolving.

Created by Charlie Brooker, this clever show will appeal to younger audiences and will challenge all who watch it. Heavily inspired by The Twighlight Zone, the storylines in Black Mirror are never quite believable, but there is a scary chance that they could become reality in the future.

Similarity Match: 95%
Black Mirror leaves viewers scratching their heads, just as much as they did in Utopia. The writing challenges audiences and the performances in each of the episodes are knock-out. Black Mirror is very strange and very addictive.

‘Misfits’ (Clerkenwell Films, 2009-2013)

A group of young people, Curtis, Kelly, Simon, Alisha and Nathan are carrying out community service, when they are suddenly struck by lightning.

The misfits soon find out that the lightening has freakishly given them superpowers, but how will they cope? The gang quickly has to come to terms with their newfound powers, as they soon find out that they are not the only ones who have been struck.

There are dark forces all around them and soon secrets will be revealed and relationships will be destroyed as quickly as they were formed.

Similarity Match: 90%
Like ‘The Network’ in Utopia, the group of misfits must come together to fight against evil forces. Misfits story lines are a little more farfetched than Utopia and whilst the show is not as though provoking, it is lots of fun to watch.

‘Spooks’ (BBC, 2002-)

Known as ‘MI-5’ in the US, Spooks is the hit BBC spy drama that follows the counterterrorism division of the British security service.

As well as getting to the bottom of high profile cases, such as car bomb attacks and assignation plots, the team must prevent tragedies and protect members of the public.

As if this were not enough, the spies must hide their true identity from even the closest of friends, a concept that some struggle with more than others.

Similarity Match: 80%
Filled with high profile secrets and dark undercurrents, Spooks is very much like Utopia and the writing is equally as good. Utopia is a little quirkier than the straight-up Spooks, which is what you would expect when dealing with the MI-5.

‘Fargo’ (MGM Television, 2014-)

Billy Bob Thornton and Martin Freeman produce outstanding performances as psychopath Lorne Malvo and bumbling insurance salesman Lester Nygaard. Fargo is the TV series based on the film of the same name, written by the Coen brothers, set in small-town Minnesota.

When Lester meets Lorne, at the local hospital, his life is changed forever as he gets deeper and deeper into trouble. The TV series follows the same black humour as the film, but features a lot more gory violence.

Similarity Match: 75%
Lorne Malvo has the same killer instinct as those in ‘The Network’ in Utopia, with moments of extreme violence that will shock viewers. The storyline is different, but strong writing and excellent casting will have you gripped.

‘Inside No. 9’ (BBC, 2014-)

Another series like Utopia is Reece Shearsmith’s Inside No.9. Each episode steps behind the door of very different No.9’s, with weird and wonderful plot lines lurking inside.

The settings range from haunted houses to blood soaked theatre dressing rooms, but no matter the setting there is unpredictability all around. Inside No.9 comes from the same team as The League of Gentlemen, so expect black humour, high jinxes and macabre happenings aplenty.

Similarity Match: 70%
Inside No.9 is a series of individual episodes, rather than an ongoing storyline, so it does not matter if you do not watch in order. Like Utopia, you will be left with a lot to think about at the end of each episode, as you try to work out what just happened.


Explore the Dark Side

I hope you liked my suggestions for shows similar to Utopia.

If you can think of another TV show that you’d like to recommend to other fans of Utopia, I’d love to read about a show where I can get my next futuristic TV fix in the comments below.

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