Did you watch Fox’s Utopia? Did you even ever hear of Fox’s Utopia? In a quick poll of my closest friends, not one had even heard of the show. Now the show is cancelled — effective immediately.
If you are one of the Utopia ignorant, here is the premise:The series was set to follow a cast of 15 men and women who were placed in isolation and filmed twenty-four hours a day for a planned one year. The cast was to create their own society and figure out how to survive. The series was initially shown twice a week, with online streaming 24/7 with 129 hidden and unhidden cameras all over the Utopia compound. The live streams began on August 29, 2014, the day when the 15 pioneers entered Utopia. Over 5,000 people auditioned for the series. Every month, three pioneers were nominated for elimination—to be sent back to their everyday lives. The live-streamers were able to decide which new pioneers got their chance to join the cast.
It sounded like it would have been a great social experiment to watch, but with a severe lack of marketing, it seemed doomed from the beginning!
Did you watch Utopia?