Gone Girl was a novel that took the literary world by storm, and its writer, Gillian Flynn, also went on to impress on a whole different level when she went and wrote the script for the film. It was an equally-solidly-told story in its own right in that medium and proved that Flynn had the chops to actually thrive in both the film and novel mediums. Now, it sounds like she has officially jumped over into a third one: TV.
Flynn has been hard at work creating a Utopia series (it started out at HBO a few years back, with David Fincher set to direct) for a few years, but it finally looks like it’s found a home. According to a report from Variety, Flynn’s passion project has landed at Amazon, with the studio greenlighting a nine-episode first season. Here’s how the outlet describes the project:
“Based on the British series of the same name created by Dennis Kelly, Utopia follows group of young adults who meet online and are mercilessly hunted by a shadowy deep state organization after they come in to possession of a near mythical cult underground graphic novel. They discover the conspiracy theories in the comic’s pages may actually be real and are forced in to the dangerous, unique and ironic position of saving the world.”
Sounds pretty interesting to me, and it was enough to get Flynn interested in adapting it for the states.
“Utopia is pure creative catnip to me,” Flynn said in a statement. “Dennis Kelly’s show blew my mind, and he has been so incredibly generous in letting me crack open his world and play around in it and make it my own weird, wild place. Utopia is all about exploring resonant issues within dark, twisted storytelling—it’s a series that’s urgent and current and a little holy-crap!, but a hell of a lot of a fun.”
“We are huge fans of Gillian Flynn’s electrifying work,” said Nick Hall, head of alternative series for Amazon Studios said. “She crafts stories that hold her audience in a constant state of suspense and subverts the expectations behind her characters. She will deliver Prime Video members a series they won’t forget, and Utopia’s relevance is sure to connect with viewers around the globe.”
Will you be checking out Utopia when it eventually hits Amazon, and will you be checking out the original series? Let us know your thoughts down below!
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