David Fincher signs up for Utopia

13 February 2014

The Curious Case of a Channel 4 drama adaptation.

David Fincher’s forthcoming movie thriller Gone Girl is still deep in post-production, but the acclaimed director has already signed up to his next project, this time on the small screen: HBO have confirmed that they are adapting UK drama Utopia.

The original series, written by Dennis Kelly, was shown on Channel 4 last year, to critical acclaim and decent ratings. It revolves around a mysterious graphic novel known as The Utopia Experiments, and a group of seemingly unconnected people who must decipher it.

Fincher is no stranger to television - he executive produced last year’s House of Cards, starring Kevin Spacey, for Netflix, and won an Emmy for directing the first episode. It was the first Emmy ever to be won for an internet-only drama.

There’s no word on when Utopia will be shown, although with Gone Girl’s schedule, it’s safe to bet it’ll be closer to 2015.

Since it’ll be broadcast on HBO, it’s also safe to assume that it will eventually make its way to Sky Atlantic here in the UK.

[Source: The Hollywood Reporter]