Sasha Lane (“American Honey,” “The Miseducation of Cameron Post”) has been cast in a lead role in the upcoming Amazon series “Utopia”.
A remake of Dennis Kelly’s 2013 British series of the same name, the story follows group of young adults who meet online and are mercilessly hunted by a shadowy deep state organization after they come into possession of a near-mythical cult underground graphic novel.
They discover the conspiracy theories in the comic’s pages may actually be real and are forced into the dangerous, unique and ironic position of saving the world. Lane will play Jessica Hyde, a feral type who has led a life on the run.
Amazon ordered a nine-episode first season back in April, the order coming after the project spent several years in development at HBO with David Fincher and Gillian Flynn attached. Flynn remains attached and will serve as showrunner while Kelly will also executive produce.
Lane will next be seen in the “Hellboy” reboot later this year.