David Fincher will reteam with Gone Girl writer Gillian Flynn for an American adaptation of Channel 4’s Utopia. Flynn will write the series, while Fincher is on board to direct and executive produce.
The original six episode UK version of the series starred Fiona O’Shaughnessy, Alexandra Roach and Nathan Stewart-Jarrett, while a second batch of episodes are set to debut later this year.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, HBO’s version of the story will revolve around the die-hard fans of an iconic underground graphic novel who are suddenly launched into their own pop-culture thriller when they learn that the author has secretly written a sequel. Unfortunately, the new manuscript is much more than just a book and those on the hunt for it suddenly find themselves in a game of shifting loyalties, conspiracy and shocking twists as the true meaning of the book is slowly revealed.
Fincher and Flynn are currently finishing up work on the big screen adaptation of the latter’s best-selling novel Gone Girl, and this deal with HBO comes three years after Netflix managed to outbid the cable network to land the rights to House of Cards (which, as you should already know, returns tomorrow).
Utopia will join HBO’s stellar line-up of dramas which includes Boardwalk Empire, Game of Thrones and True Detective. No episode count or air date for the US version have been revealed as of yet.