Returning: Utopia

Season 4 of Utopia returns to ABC in late August.

Returning cast include Rob Sitch, Celia Pacquola, Dave Lawson, Dilruk Jayasinha, Kitty Flanagan, Anthony Lehmann, Emma-Louise Wilson, Nina Oyama, Jamie Robertson, Mike McLeish, Rebecca Massey and Toby Truslove.

Big dreams. Bigger budgets. And still, so little to show for it.

Set inside the offices of the “Nation Building Authority”, a (fictional) organization responsible for overseeing major governmen initiatives, Utopia explores that moment when bureaucracy and big dreams collide.

The award-winning series follows the working lives of a beleaguered team in charge of guiding big construction schemes from announcement to unveiling. Constant shifts in priorities are the order of the day as the staff are forced to oversee projects that the feasibility study said were not actually feasible. Everything from light-rail to high density urban developments. Toll-roads to high-tech traffic management systems. In short, Utopia examines the making of a very well-designed white elephant.

Utopia is written and produced by the award-winning team of Santo Cilauro, Tom Gleisner and Rob Sitch. Michael Hirsh is Executive Producer.

Original Casting by Jane Kennedy. Series Casting by Kate Leonard. The series is directed by Rob Sitch.

A Working Dog Production, in association with ABC TV. ABC Head of Comedy, Rick Kalowski. ABC Commissioning Editor, Brett Sleigh.

9pm Wednesday August 21 on ABC.


  1. Glass Portcullis

    Seeing this published, I’ve just realised what’s bugging me about the last series of Utopia: what happened to Hugh – Luke McGregor’s character?

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