Kudos and Channel 4's excellent conspiracy thriller 'Utopia' seems to be getting the unnecessary US remake treatment by none other than 'The Social Network' director David Fincher. The subject matter for the new show, based on Dennis Kelly's original series, is the perfect fodder for a director like David Fincher ('The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo') but the British version is so rich with style and tension and outstanding performances anyway does an adaptation serve any purpose? Fincher will direct and executive produce alongside 'Gone Girl' author Gillian Flynn. The original 7 episode series starred Fiona O'Shaughnessy, Alexandra Roach, Michael Smiley ('Spaced'), Neil Maskell ('Kill List'), 'Misfits' star Nathan Stewart-Jarrett and Stephen Rea. The second season will air later this year and sees new cast members Rose Leslie ('Game of Thrones') and Ian McDiarmid ('Star Wars') amongst others joining in the action.
"Utopia will follow a group of people who find themselves in possession of a manuscript of a cult graphic novel. The tome is rumoured to have predicted the worst disasters of the last century and the group soon find themselves targeted by a shadowy organisation known only as The Network."
You can read our 5-star review of the original British version of 'Utopia' right here.