FOX’s Utopia Will Send Contestants Away For A Year With No Prize Money To Forge New Society

One of the most anticipated new reality shows of the Fall season is FOX’s Utopia.

The series promises to send 15 people away for a year to a secret destination where they will be asked to forge their own society from scratch.

At this week’s TCA summer press tour in Beverly Hills, the first few details about the new season were released and perhaps the most shocking aspect was the fact that there is no prize.

“We don’t know where this is going to end,” executive producer Conrad Green said on Sunday during the Television Critics Association summer press tour. “We hope that when 15 people eventually go into the compound of Utopia, we’ll develop something genuinely interesting. It’s not a game show, it’s not a competition [and] there’s not a prize.”

The exec went on to explain that the show will air twice a week for the first five weeks (except in its first week which will feature 3 episodes). Similar to Big Brother, a 24/7 feed of the action will be available online. The show received 5,000 applicants and are now selecting a pool of 30 from which a final cast of 15 will be chosen.