So much for Utopia. The Amazon series, an American remake of the British drama of the same name, came from Gone Girl writer Gillian Flynn, and for a while, Flynn was working on the show with David Fincher over at HBO. HBO eventually passed on the project, though, and so did Fincher. But Flynn kept things going, taking the series to Amazon, who gave it a straight-to-series order. Unfortunately, the series failed to generate much buzz, and has now been canceled by Amazon after only one season.
Posted on Thursday, September 17th, 2020 by Chris Evangelista
Amazon is ready to take you to Utopia, a new series from Gillian Flynn, adapted from the 2013 British show of the same name. In the series, fans of a comic book discover a conspiracy within the comic is actually real, and now, “a group of young fans come together to embark on a high-stakes twisted adventure to use what they uncover to save themselves, each other, and ultimately humanity.” A new Utopia red band trailer gives us a blood-drenched look at the series below.
Posted on Tuesday, August 18th, 2020 by Ethan Anderton
Even though it may not be the best time for a conspiracy thriller about a viral pandemic, Amazon’s new series Utopia is going to give it a shot this fall.
Utopia follows a group of nerds obsessed with a comic book called Distopia and the arrival of its sequel Utopia. While the comic is just an engaging story for most fans, others think it has been hiding clues to some kind of impending disaster, and may be the key to uncovering a global conspiracy. It all becomes very real when these comic nerds suddenly find themselves on the run from trained killers and get caught up in something bigger and more dangerous than they could possibly fathom. See what happens in the new Utopia trailer below. Read More »
Posted on Saturday, July 25th, 2020 by Christopher Stipp
Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget: What better way to hone your skills as a thoughtful moviegoer than by deconstructing these little pieces of advertising?
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Amazon’s ‘Utopia’ Unveils the First Trailer, Introduces the “The Nerds” Trying to Save the World [Comic-Con 2020]
Posted on Thursday, July 23rd, 2020 by Ethan Anderton
An American version of the British series Utopia is coming to Amazon this fall, and Comic-Con at Home brought the first glimpse at the adaptation from Gone Girl writer Gillian Flynn.
The first Utopia trailer debuted during the Comic-Con panel, and cast members John Cusack (High Fidelity), Rainn Wilson (The Office), Sasha Lane (American Honey), Ashleigh LaThrop (Fifty Shades Freed), Dan Byrd (Cougar Town), Desmin Borges (You’re The Worst), Javon “Wanna” Walton (Euphoria), and Jessica Rothe (Happy Death Day) spoke about their characters in this twisted conspiracy thriller. The series follows about a group of comic book nerds who suddenly find themselves on the run from trained killers and get caught up in something bigger and more dangerous than they could possibly fathom. But each of them have their own reasons for seeking out the titular comic at the center of the series. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, July 21st, 2020 by Ethan Anderton
Later this week, we’ll get a glimpse at some upcoming new shows thanks to panels from Comic-Con at Home. One of those shows will be Amazon’s new series Utopia, an adaptation of the 2013 British series of the same name that is in the hands of Gone Girl writer Gillian Flynn, who is serving as creator, executive producer, writer, and showrunner.
Utopia focuses on a group of comic book nerds who became friends online after dissecting every detail of a popular fictional comic book called Dystopia. With a sequel called Utopia finally close to arrival, the gang gets together at a convention to get a sneak peek, but they suddenly find themselves being chased by trained assassins who are trying to stop anyone from reading it. Before the panel reveals even more about the series later this week, a few Utopia first look photos have surfaced online. Read More »
Posted on Saturday, April 20th, 2019 by Chris Evangelista
In this edition of TV Bits:
- Check out a new behind-the-scenes look at Good Omens.
- Broadway musical Oklahoma! is being turned into a TV series.
- Timothy Olyphant talks about his hesitation to return to Deadwood.
- Alden Ehrenreich will star in Brave New World series.
- John Cusack joins Gillian Flynn’s Utopia.
TV Bits: ‘Bob’s Burgers’, ‘Family Guy’, ‘They Both Die at the End’, ‘Psych’, ‘High School Musical’, ‘Utopia’, ‘Nightflyers’, ‘Man in the High Castle’
Posted on Sunday, February 24th, 2019 by Chris Evangelista
In this edition of TV Bits:
- Bob’s Burgers and Family Guy have both been renewed.
- J.J. Abrams is developing They Both Die At The End.
- Psych: The Movie sequel grenlit by USA.
- High School Musical: The Musical: The Series is now filming.
- Rainn Wilson will co-star in Amazon series Utopia.
- Nightflyers cancelled after one season.
- Man in the High Castle ending after season 4.
Even though Amazon is looking to spend hundreds of millions of dollars on upcoming series adaptations of J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings and The Three-Body Problem, they’re still picking up new projects left and right for their development slate. The good news is that their latest acquisition will bring an abandoned American remake of a popular series from the United Kingdom back to life.
The British series Utopia was created by Dennis Kelly and ran two short seasons across the pond. An American adaptation of the series was once in the works with director David Fincher on board to direct the entire first season and Gone Girl author Gillian Flynn behind the script. Sadly, Fincher isn’t involved in this latest attempt to adapt Utopia, but Gillian Flynn is still involved as writer, creator, executive producer and showrunner. Read More »
Posted on Friday, October 20th, 2017 by Chris Evangelista
David Fincher has seemingly given more interviews in the last week than he has for almost his entire career. The acclaimed filmmaker is out promoting his new Netflix series Mindhunter, and in the course of the promotion he’s given insight into various facets of his career, both past and future. Fincher recently revealed why he turned down Star Wars, gave details on what happened to his HBO series Utopia, and offered an update on World War Z 2.