Original Run: February 14, 2020 – February 14, 2020
Current Seasons: 1
Genre: Science Fiction
Status for season 2
The series is NOT renewed for a new season. It has been cancelled and there will not be a season 2
Utopia Falls Season 2 is cancelled following the critics’ half-hearted response to the first season. The first season of the sci-fi show premiered on Hulu on February 14, 2020, but the ratings took a nosedive as the story progressed. By the time the show was finished, it got a 5.5/10 rating on IMDB and a 43% score on Rotten Tomatoes.
If you are a fan of the series, you can still sign the petition on Change.org to bring the show back for season 2. Here's the link: https://www.change.org/p/the-walt-disney-company-renew-utopia-falls-for-a-season-2. The petition has currently 833 signatures, only 167 signs shy of its modest goal of 1,000. While such petitions are rarely known to get the shows renewed, there's no harm in trying.
The reason that people did not like the show as much is that it follows a cliche and unoriginal story. The concept of rebel kids dancing to fight the system is not new but there were hopes because of the cool dance performances together with the mystery element. However, the first few painfully stereotypical episodes did more damage than good to the ratings. And the makers were left with no choice but to cancel Utopia Falls Season 2.
Set in the not-too-distant future, amidst the charred ruins of Earth, Utopia Falls follows a group of teens chosen to compete in the prestigious Exemplar performing arts competition in the seemingly idyllic colony of New Babyl. When they stumble upon a hidden archive of cultural relics, they are forced to question everything they have been taught, ultimately using the power of music to ignite change and expose the truth. Showcasing a variety of musical genres and dance styles (Hip Hop, Pop, Latin, House, Classical, Indigenous, among others), and featuring themes of afro-futurism, youth activism, and eco-awareness, Utopia Falls is the first-ever performance-based sci-fi series for culturally diverse and socially and politically minded young audiences.
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