Utopia remake coming from HBO and David Fincher

HBO’s dark and disturbing Utopia remake is in safe hands with Se7en’s David Fincher

Neil Maskell as Arby and Fiona O'Shaughnessy as Jessica Hyde in Channel 4's Utopia
Neil Maskell as Arby and Fiona O’Shaughnessy as Jessica Hyde in Channel 4’s Utopia

Channel 4’s dark and disturbing near-future conspiracy drama Utopia is getting a high-profile remake at HBO.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Gone Girl duo David Fincher and Gillian Flynn will be executive producing and writing respectively.

Though Fincher has undergone a TV renaissance with Netflix’s critically acclaimed House Of Cards remake, his work with Se7en, Fight Club, Zodiac and The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo proves him a deft hand with this sort of threatening and disorientating subject matter.

Only one question remains: how likely is it that the school shooting sub-plot will make it onto US TV?

If anyone could do it, it’s surely Fincher and HBO. Neither have shied away from violence and controversial subject matter in the past…

Pick up Utopia Series 1 on DVD for £14 or Blu-ray for £17.50 from Amazon.co.uk.