Hulu Original Series Utopia Falls brings hip-hop and dance to the post-apocalyptic sci-fi genre on February 14.
The series, described as the first hip-hop television series, hails from creator/director R.T. Thorne and showrunner and sci-fi writer Joseph Mallozzi. The show has tons of hip-hop cred, featuring the voice of Snoop Dogg as well as music from artists such as Kendrick Lamar, Alessia Cara, The Notorious B.I.G., Daniel Caesar, Bill Withers, The Roots and Jessie Reyez. Grammy Award-winning music producer Boi-1da will oversee music for the show as an executive music producer and choreographer Tanisha Scott will lead performance direction.
Utopia Falls is set far into Earth’s future, where one living colony takes part in an annual musical tradition to become part of history. According to the official description:
“Hundreds of years in the future, in the last living colony on earth, a city called New Babyl, twenty-four teenage candidates are chosen to take part in an annual musical competition known as The Exemplar. For all of them, it’s a chance to write their names in the history books, but for Aliyah, the independent and adventurous daughter to a city government official, it’s the beginning of an incredible adventure. Through the discovery of a mysterious archive, she is exposed to hip-hop, an ancient form of music culture, which will lead her to question everything she has ever known and change her world forever.
The journey to unravel that mystery will play out over the course of the first season while our candidates prepare and participate in The Exemplar competition. Channeling the rebellious spirit of Hip-hop, Aliyah and her friends face off against the government for the freedom of the people in a finale that will rock the very foundation of their society, changing all of their lives forever.
Utopia Falls is the first-ever Sci-Fi Hip-hop television series and is from the creator/director of Find Me In Paris. It is prestige television for a new generation of young audiences who are culturally diverse, socially and politically minded, and are motivated to see themselves and their issues represented on screen.”
The series stars Robyn Alomar, Akiel Julien, Robbie Graham-Kuntz, Phillip Lewitski, Humberly Gonzalez, Devyn Nekoda and Mickeey Nguyen. Also joining the cast are Kate Drummond, Jeff Teravainen, Huse Madhavji and Dwain Murphy, and Snoop Dogg as the voice of the Archive.
The series is executive produced by Sonar Entertainment’s Andrea Gorfolova and Ashley Rite.
Check out the trailer below.
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