Amazon Hopes Utopia Will Offer Covid-19 Distraction—Even Though It’s About a Pandemic

The conspiracy thriller, shot before the shutdown, will air this fall

Utopia cast
Despite the show's pandemic backdrop, Utopia's cast is hopeful the series will feel like an escape for viewers. Elizabeth Morris/Amazon Prime Video

HBO’s upcoming Coastal Elites is the first scripted series entirely shot and set during Covid-19—but it won’t be the only scripted show this fall that centers around a pandemic.

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