Filmmaker David Fincher is teaming up again with Gone Girl author Gillian Flynn for an American TV remake of the U.K. series Utopia for HBO.
The series centers on a group of die-hard fans obsessed with a cult classic graphic novel, who are brought together when they learn the author has secretly written a sequel. They go on a hunt for the manuscript, and find themselves embroiled in a vast conspiracy as they learn the true meaning of the book.
Gillian Flynn is writing the pilot script for the U.S. version, with David Fincher set to direct the pilot episode. They will both executive produce alongside Joshua Donen, Jane Featherstone, Carolyn Bernstein and original series creator Dennis Kelly. The original show, which will air its second season later this year on Channel 4 in the U.K., stars Fiona O'Shaughnessy, Alexandra Roach, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett, Adeel Akhtar and Paul Higgins.
David Fincher directed the feature adaptation of Gillian Flynn's novel Gone Girl. He also executive produced and directed the first two episodes of the hit Netflix drama series House of Cards, which was also based on a U.K. series.