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[10/17/18 - 11:42 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, October 17
Updates include: ABC locks in "NYPD Blue" sequel series; HBO pulls the plug on "Animals."; and Toby Haynes to helm Amazon's "Utopia."

[04/19/18 - 06:06 AM]
Amazon Studios Greenlights "Utopia," Signs Gillian Flynn to Overall Deal
"Utopia" is based on the British series of the same name written by Dennis Kelly.







UTOPIA (AMAZON)
DEVELOPMENT HISTORY:
4/19/18 - 10/17/18
STATUS:
previously in development (2018-2019 season)
DEVELOPMENT STAGE:
ordered to series
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
nine episodes
DESCRIPTION:
(from Amazon's press release, April 2018) Amazon Studios announced today that it has greenlit a straight-to-series order for Utopia, a nine-episode series from award-winning Gillian Flynn, the best-selling author and screenwriter of Golden Globe nominated Gone Girl and HBO's highly anticipated Sharp Objects. Flynn has also inked an overall deal with Amazon Studios across television, marking Utopia as the first project. Utopia will be available exclusively on Prime Video in more than 200 countries and territories. Utopia is based on the British series of the same name written by Dennis Kelly. The series is a co-production between Endemol Shine North America and Kudos, an Endemol Shine Group UK production studio, and Amazon Studios. A group of young adults, who meet online, are mercilessly hunted by a shadowy deep state organization after they come in to possession of a near mythical cult underground graphic novel - they discover the conspiracy theories in the comic's pages may actually be real and are forced in to the dangerous, unique and ironic position of saving the world.
CREW INFORMATION:
· Dennis Kelly as EP/CRTR (U.K. Series)
· Diederick Santer as EP
· Gillian Flynn as CRTR/EP
· Jessica Rhoades as EP
· Karen Wilson as EP
· Sharon Hall as EP
· Sharon Levy as EP
· Toby Haynes as DIR
GENRE(S):
· based on a tv series
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Amazon Studios
· Endemol Shine North America