Amazon chose not to order a second season of Utopia, his direct adaptation of the British drama written by The girl left author and screenwriter Gillian Flynn. The series, starring John Cusack, Sasha Lane and Ryan Wilson, premiered on September 25 to so many reviews and had a quiet run.
Utopia follows a group of young people who meet online, ruthlessly persecuted by a shady deep state organization after falling into the possession of an almost mythical cult underground graphic novel. In the pages of the comics, they discover conspiracy theories that may in fact be real and are forced to fall into the dangerous, unique and ironic position of saving the world.
The Amazon adaptation was a joint production between Endemol Shine North America / Kudos and Amazon Studios. Executive producers along with Flynn were Jessica Rhodes, Sharon Hall, Karen Wilson and Dennis Kelly.
American version of the British series 2013-14 Utopia, created by Dennis Kelly and produced by the British production studio of Endemol Shine Group Kudos, previously worked at HBO in 2015 with David Fincher and Flynn. (Fincher, who was originally involved in direct and executive productions, lured Flynn to write the series, having just worked with her on the feature film The girl leftwhich he created based on a screenplay she had written based on her book.) The series was a pre-production, and Fincher and Flynn were rehearsing with a cast that included Rooney Mara, Colm Feore, Eric McCormack, Dallas Roberts and Jason. Ritter when it unfolded after Fincher and HBO could not agree on a budget.