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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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Country:

Australia

Language:

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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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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Wonderful take on Office life!
16 August 2017 | by zekeblackSee all my reviews

I certainly hope that the Reviewers who discussed this Series as a Documentary are being Satiric! A Wonderful comedic series, filled with all the 'slings and arrows' of modern bureaucratic jobs. The enthusiasm of worker-bees installing office recycling bins, then 'policing' them so seriously-- The introduction of various technology that only serves to complicate, rather than simplify-- And the wonderful Tony and Nat just trying to get the serious work done in between. Truly a gem-- I gather written/conceived by the leading man.


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