Comedy set inside the offices of the "Nation Building Authority", a newly created government organization responsible for overseeing major infrastructure projects.
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Series cast summary:
Rob Sitch ...  Tony 32 episodes, 2014-2019
Celia Pacquola ...  Nat 32 episodes, 2014-2019
Dave Lawson Dave Lawson ...  Scott 32 episodes, 2014-2019
Emma-Louise Wilson ...  Katie 32 episodes, 2014-2019
Anthony 'Lehmo' Lehmann Anthony 'Lehmo' Lehmann ...  Jim 31 episodes, 2014-2019
Kitty Flanagan ...  Rhonda 31 episodes, 2014-2019
Luke McGregor ...  Hugh 16 episodes, 2014-2015
Dilruk Jayasinha Dilruk Jayasinha ...  Ashan 16 episodes, 2017-2019
Michelle Lim Davidson ...  Amy 16 episodes, 2014-2015
Nina Oyama ...  Courtney 16 episodes, 2017-2019
Toby Truslove ...  Karsten 16 episodes, 2014-2019
Jamie Robertson Jamie Robertson ...  Brian / ... 16 episodes, 2015-2019
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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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Working Dog See more »
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As of February 2018, the first two seasons are available on Netflix US under the title "Dreamland." See more »

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Great, but not perfect
21 February 2016 | by DEfencED_16164See all my reviews

I work in a very similar environment, and this show is a pitch perfect satire of my job. It makes me feel uncomfortable in the way a fantastic satire should. The writing is spot on, and the performances, especially from Rob Sitch, Kitty Flanagan, Celia Pacquola, and Dave Lawson bring it to life in such an incredible way. It truly realizes the absurdities of government life in a Westminster-style government in a way many shows don't grasp and truly demonstrates in its best moments the conflict between good policy and political realities without leaning on any one character too heavily to point out the absurdities.

That being said, I don't know how much all of it would resonate with someone outside of the climate of government. Some of the episodes are pretty universal - there's a season 2 episode with an HR rep that probably would resonate with most office environments, but I fear that some of the more clever moments may be lost on some viewers.


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