The three-part investigative docuseries on New Zealand’s most extreme religious cult, Gloriavale, and the true stories of people attempting to break free

Escaping Utopia documents the intricate planning that goes into clandestine escapes from Gloriavale – with unprecedented access to its inner workings, the unravelling of its leadership and the pursuit of justice by the group of passionate and dedicated people known as The Gloriavale Leavers’ Trust.

Shocking new information is revealed from former and current members of the community who have never gone on the record before – and who through their accounts, seek answers to some of the most crucial questions in the dark history of Gloriavale.

Escaping Utopia is produced by Warner Bros. International Television Production New Zealand in association with New Zealand Government’s Te Puna Kairangi Premium Productions for International Audiences Fund. The series is directed by Natalie Malcon and Justin Pemberton, with Philippa Rennie as Executive Producer.

The docuseries is distributed internationally by global film and TV studio FIFTH SEASON.