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David Fincher adapting Utopia for American TV

Feb 12, 2014 | 3:06pm EST

Filmmaker David Fincher is set to direct and executive produce a U.S. adaptation of British TV series Utopia. The Fight Club director is re-teaming with author Gillian Flynn - the woman behind his latest film Gone Girl - to recreate the show for American audiences. Utopia aired in the U.K. last year (13) and stars Fiona O'Shaughnessy, Alexandra Roach and Nathan Stewart-Jarrett. The second season is set to premiere later this year (14). The American version of the show will follow the fortunes of the "die-hard fans of an iconic, underground graphic novel (who) are suddenly launched into their own pop-culture thriller when they learn that the author has secretly written a sequel," according to America's HBO network. This isn't Fincher's first foray into U.S. TV - he is also the executive producer of Netflix political drama House of Cards.

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