Witness the Birth of a Brave New World and Meet the 15 Pioneers Building FOX's UTOPIA
Get ready to witness the birth of a brave new world. On the daring unscripted series UTOPIA, 15 pioneering Americans wave goodbye - for an entire year - to the lives they've known, move to a remote location and set out to create a society from scratch. They've got limited supplies, wildly diverse backgrounds and zero bathrooms.
UTOPIA kicks off with a special three-night premiere, beginning on a special night, Sunday, Sept. 7 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT), following the FOX NFL doubleheader. The series continues in its regular time period, Tuesday, Sept. 9 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT), with six special broadcasts on Fridays (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT), beginning Sept. 12 on FOX.
From executive producer John de Mol, and based on the hit Dutch television series of the same name, UTOPIA asks the question: "If you could restart the world, what would you do differently?" These 15 Utopians - seven women, eight men - have accepted The Challenge and each of them brings a unique skill set and ideal to UTOPIA. A lawyer, a preacher, a contractor, a chef, an ex-con and a soon-to-be-mom are among those seeking to build this new society. What conflicts will emerge, what leaders will arise and what ideals will shape this new world?
Fans will have the opportunity to witness life in UTOPIA with 24/7 access to live streaming video, episodes and exclusive content on UtopiaTV.com and the Utopia App. The UTOPIA App will be available for iOS, Android and Windows on Friday, Aug. 29. Check out UtopiaTV.com for more details and additional updates.
Meet the 15 Utopians:
If there's one person prepped for success in Utopia, it's naked yoga enthusiast Bella, known as "the peppy prepper with a purpose" in her Southern hometown. "I'd rather be digging a hole than on a date," says Bella, who nonetheless remains "open to the possibility of having a child in Utopia."
Name: Bella Chartrand
Vitals: 45, single
Habitat of Origin: Griffin, GA
Occupation: Real estate entrepreneur; survivalist prepper
Skillset: Has been ready for Utopia for 10 years
"I'm a Christian who drops the f-bomb," announces this detox diva, who would resort to cannibalism before killing or eating an animal. Utopians beware: "When I snap, I can be a little b*tchy and manipulating to get my way," the self-proclaimed born-again virgin warns.
Name: Andrea Cox
Vitals: 38, single
Habitat of Origin: San Diego, CA
Occupation: Raw vegan chef; detox expert
Skillset: Juicing EVERYTHING
"5TH AVE" DAVE GREEN
"On paper, I'm written off," says 5th Avenue Dave, a former drug dealer and burglar who's been in and out of jail since 17. "I wanna show the world that ex-convicts and felons can make a change."
Name: Dave Green Nickname: 5th Avenue
Vitals: 31, single
Habitat of Origin: Queens, NY
Skillset: Sales; hustling; amateur barbering; smooth-talking
"I'm a g*ddamn patriot," says proud Jersey native Rob Hospidor, who's excited to represent America - "the REAL 'Merica," he clarifies. The gun-loving libertarian is sure to clash with the "hippies, kumbayahs and hairy-legged broads" he suspects will populate Utopia.
Name: Rob Hospidor
Vitals: 38, engaged
Habitat of Origin: South Amboy, NJ
Occupation: Security programmer
Skillset: Hunting; fishing; handling guns; getting combative
"You can't build a house without a general contractor, and you can't build Utopia without me," says Josh. A natural leader and a self-proclaimed "sexy beast," Josh is on a personal quest to unify the group to build the most gratifying society possible.
Name: Josh Johnston
Vitals: 36, father
Habitat of Origin: Salt Lake City, UT
Occupation: General contractor
Skillset: Building; cooking; sewing; fishing; hunting
Name: Jonathan Lovelace
Vitals: 44, Married with two kids
Habitat of Origin: Church Hill, TN
Occupation: Pastor; high school coach
Skillset: Building; hunting; fishing; praying