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Utopia is coming to our small screens. 

Since we first picked up a copy of Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl back in 2012, we’ve remained dedicated fans ever since. From Sharp Objects (and HBO’s TV adaptation) to Dark Places and Widows, she’s kept us hooked on her psychological puzzles.

Now, Amazon has nabbed some of Flynn’s talent for the small screen. Enter: Utopia, a drama based on a British series of the same name. 

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According to Variety, Flynn pitched Utopia to HBO back in 2014 – with Gone Girl director David Fincher set to direct. However, it failed to happen but the wheels are now in motion. So pay your subscriptions and mark your calendars. 

What is Utopia about?

The nine-episode first season will revolve around a group of young adult who meet online and end up being tracked by a deep-state organisation. After discovering a cult underground novel they discover multiple conspiracy theories that may be real. As a result, it’s up to them to save the world. 

Who has been cast in the new show? 

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 19: Sasha Lane attends the GLSEN Respect Awards held at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on October 19, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)

First up: Sasha Lane, according to The Hollywood Reporter, is the first person to be cast in Utopia. Taking on the role of Jessica Hyde, who has been described as “tough and feral after a life on the run from a mysterious and dangerous group.” And she’s trying to save the world, too.

“As I’ve been writing Utopia and trying to imagine the actor who could possibly embody Jessica Hyde, Sasha Lane has constantly kicked her way into my mind,” Flynn said of the casting. “She has the shapeshifting ability to feel at once raw, unpredictable and a little unnerving while also making you want to wrap your arms around her. I couldn’t be more thrilled to have her play this utterly unique character.”

When will Amazon’s Utopia air?

No air date has been released yet for the nine-episode first season. 

We’ll be updating this article as more details are released.

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Susan Devaney is a digital journalist for Stylist.co.uk, writing about fashion, beauty, travel, feminism, and everything else in-between.

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