Jessica Rothe (Happy Death Day 2U) is set to join Gone Girl author/screenwriter Gillian Flynn's upcoming Amazon Studios adaptation of British series Utopia, joining a cast that includes John Cusack (High Fidelity, Grosse Pointe Blank), Rainn Wilson (The Office), Sasha Lane (American Honey), and Javon "Wanna" Walton (Euphoria). With Flynn serving as the project's creator, executive producer, writer, and showrunner, the nine-episode conspiracy-thriller received a straight-to-series […]
Gone Girl author/screenwriter Gillian Flynn's upcoming Amazon Studios adaptation of British series Utopia has a new name to add to The Deep State's "list," with The Office's Rainn Wilson joining Sasha Lane (American Honey) on the nine-episode series. With Flynn serving as the project's creator, executive producer, writer, and showrunner, the conspiracy-thriller received a straight-to-series order […]
Amazon Studios continues its push into epic, big scope series programming, securing global rights to bring Iain M. Banks' sci-fi adventure novel Consider Phlebas to series television. The first in the classic "Culture" book series is set to be adapted by Dennis Kelly (Utopia), with Brad Pitt's Plan B Entertainment (World War Z, Moonlight) producing […]
According to The Hollywood Reporter, a sequel to World Wars Z is in the works at Paramount with Utopia creator Dennis Kelly writing a new draft. Apparently, there was some concern that director J.A. Bayona might move on to direct the Jurassic World sequel, but sources told THR, "there was little Bayona could do given that […]
It all started with a comic book… but it went way, way beyond that. Utopia is playwright Dennis Kelly's paranoid conspiracy thriller and, after a first series that became a bona fide cult artefact, series two is very keenly anticipated. Here's the first trailer. [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sA2jB7ULV8Q[/youtube] Kicks off on Channel 4 in July. HBO's remake is […]
"Are you happy?" "Yes." "Give it time." Last year, Bleeding Cool wrote quite a bit about TV drama Utopia, by Dennis Kelly. In which we met people who acted with impunity and lack of care or indeed morality, in the knowledge they could do anything they wished. They just had to take it, and everything […]
"Already shaping up to be more imaginative, outrageous and brilliantly intriguing than the first."
Much, much more.
Channel 4's next big sci-fi/fantasy commission is Utopia, a thriller about a graphic novel with odd powers.