Tales of ordinary people in extremis (accidental death, infanticide, random violence, suicide, debt, torture, terrorist attacks) are Kelly’s thing; tense, dramatic stories that are both harrowing and funny.
It’s this combination of brutality, tension and comedy that Kelly draws together in original six-part Channel Four drama Utopia. Set in an alternative present where a food shortage is beginning to threaten the West and a shady conspiracy infiltrates the lives of previously unrelated people, Utopia’s title follows in the grand ironic tradition of Huxley’s Brave New World, and Swift’s A Modest Proposal. This is nobody’s vision of a perfect world.
You guys, just watch Utopia and Black Mirror. Just do it.