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Series cast summary:
Rob Sitch ...  Tony 24 episodes, 2014-2017
Celia Pacquola ...  Nat 24 episodes, 2014-2017
Dave Lawson Dave Lawson ...  Scott 24 episodes, 2014-2017
Kitty Flanagan ...  Rhonda 24 episodes, 2014-2017
Emma-Louise Wilson ...  Katie 24 episodes, 2014-2017
Anthony 'Lehmo' Lehmann Anthony 'Lehmo' Lehmann ...  Jim 23 episodes, 2014-2017
Luke McGregor ...  Hugh 16 episodes, 2014-2015
Michelle Lim Davidson ...  Amy 16 episodes, 2014-2015
Toby Truslove ...  Karsten 15 episodes, 2014-2017
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Set inside the offices of the "Nation Building Authority", a newly created government organization responsible for overseeing major infrastructure projects, Utopia explores that moment when bureaucracy and grand dreams collide. It's a tribute to those political leaders who have somehow managed to take a long-term vision and use it for short-term gain. The eight-part series follows the working lives of a tight-knit team in charge of guiding big building schemes from announcement to unveiling. Constant shifts in priorities are the order of the day as the staff are asked to come up with plans for everything from new roads and rail lines to airports and high rise urban developments. In short, Utopia examines the forces that go into creating a very well-designed white elephant. Written by Working Dog

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Nation Building. One white elephant at a time. See more »

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Australia

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English

Release Date:

13 August 2014 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Dreamland See more »

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia See more »

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As of February 2018, the first two seasons are available on Netflix US and Canada under the title "Dreamland." See more »

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Referenced in I Be Geniusen Stuff: Dreamland S1 (Utopia) (2015) See more »

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Corporate Incompetence and Bureaucracy Satire
30 April 2016 | by JustGotToSayItSee all my reviews

For some reason this show is called Dreamland on Netflix. Very funny comedy. Few shows these days can elicit a chuckle or a smile much less laughing out loud but this one made me laugh. For people who never worked in a corporate environment may think these comedic situations outlandish, but I can tell you they are much more common than one would think. All the bureaucracies, corruption, incompetence, frustrations, wastefulness of a corporation or any large organization are brought to the screen in a funny way and they managed it without making it slapstick. The pacing is well done, and the characters are relatable.

Very well done and I highly recommend it.


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