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Cast

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 »

Filming Locations:

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia See more »

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Working Dog See more »
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As of February 2018, the first two seasons are available on Netflix 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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Not just about government departments
23 August 2017 | by thursday-14See all my reviews

Quite a few people, while they are highly amused by this series, seem to assume that there is a degree of "poetic license" involved, and that the episodes of bureaucratic ineptitude have been "enhanced for dramatic effect."

Having worked for a very large Australian retail chain who have recently fallen on difficult times, (you know who they are :-) I can assure them that the level of HR dingbat-ery, IT ineptitude and over-the-top Political Correctness used as a ploy to mask the incompetence of lower- echelon staff, are actually very close to the mark.

I would love to be on their writing team; I could probably provide them with enough fresh material to keep them going for years!


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