Amazon has signed a deal with bestselling US author Gillian Flynn, the writer behind the smash hit novel 'Gone Girl'. Flynn's first project for Amazon is the upcoming TV series 'Utopia'.
'Utopia' is based on the Channel 4 series of the same name, written by Dennis Kelly.
The 9-episode series follows a group of young adults who met online, and now are mercilessly hunted by a deep state organisation after they find a near mythical cult underground graphic novel whose conspiracy theories might just be true.
The group are tasked with saving the world.
"We are huge fans of Gillian Flynn's electrifying work," said Nick Hall, head of alternative series for Amazon Studios. "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."
Flynn added: "'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."
There's no word on when 'Utopia' will air.