Gillian Flynn, author of Gone Girl and Sharp Objects, has signed up to an overall deal with Amazon Studios that greenlights a straight-to-series order for Utopia, a nine-episode outing from the award-winning Flynn, and she’s also inked a deal with Amazon Studios across television, marking Utopia as the first project.
Utopia is based on the Brit series of the same name, written by Dennis Kelly, and follows a group of young adults, who meet online, and are hunted by a shadowy deep state organisation after they come into 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 position of saving the world.
Flynn had this to say about the venture:
“Utopia is pure creative catnip to me. 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.”
Flynn is the creator, executive producer and showrunner of Utopia, and executive producers include Jessica Rhoades (who Flynn collaborated with on Sharp Objects), Sharon Hall, Karen Wilson, Dennis Kelly and Diederick Santer.
Utopia will be available exclusively on Prime Video in more than 200 countries and territories – Let us know what you think!