HBO also announced an overall deal with Flynn (pictured, right), who will write the show.
The “Social Network” filmmaker (left) will oversee, executive produce, and direct “Utopia,” which follows die-hard fans of an iconic, underground graphic novel. They are suddenly drawn into a pop-culture thriller when they learn that the author has secretly written a sequel.
But the new manuscript is much more than just a book, and soon the fans find themselves in the midst of a shocking conspiracy.
HBO and Shine America are co-producing the series, which Joshua Donen, Dennis Kelly and Jane Featherstone are also executive producing. Flynn will write it.
Kelly wrote the original series, which is produced by Kudos.