Producer David Fincher and author Gillian Flynn will reunite again, and this time on HBO: the team has signed on to create the US adaptation of the British series Utopia. The Channel 4 conspiracy thriller series was created by Dennis Kelly and produced by Kudos, and Fincher will direct the US adaptation with Flynn writing the script, according to Deadline. Entertainment Weekly reported the series' logline:
The die-hard fans of an iconic, underground graphic novel 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.
Utopia will bring Fincher and Flynn back together after finishing the movie Gone Girl, based on Flynn's popular novel, which is slated to be released on October 3rd. It also marks a big win for HBO, finally snagging a Fincher production just three years after Netflix outbid the pay cable company for House of Cards. After the success of that series and others like Netflix's original Orange is the New Black, HBO probably wants to bolster its offerings, which already include popular shows like Game of Thrones and True Detective, with a Fincher / Flynn series. To get a feel for the eerie atmosphere of the show, watch Channel 4's teaser for the British series below.