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Amazon greenlights Utopia remake by Gone Girl scribe

Amazon Studios has greenlit a straight-to-series order for Utopia, based on the British series of the same name written by Dennis Kelly.

The nine-episode series will be written by Gone Girl screenwriter Gillian Flynn, who has simultaneously inked an overall deal with Amazon Studios.

Flynn is the creator, executive producer and showrunner of Utopia, and executive producers will include Jessica Rhoades, Sharon Hall, Karen Wilson, Dennis Kelly and Diederick Santer.

Utopia will be made available exclusively on Prime Video worldwide. The series is a co-production between Endemol Shine North America, Kudos – an Endemol Shine Group UK studio – and Amazon Studios.

Sharon Levy, president of unscripted & scripted television at Endemol Shine North America, will oversee production for Endemol Shine.

The title follows a group of young adults, who meet online, as they are mercilessly hunted by a shadowy deep state organisation.

“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.”