Amazon Studios announced April 19 that it greenlit a straight-to-series order for Utopia, a nine-episode series from award-winning author and screenwriter Gillian Flynn, the mind behind the Golden Globe nominated Gone Girl and HBO's highly anticipated Sharp Objects (based on Flynn's 2007 novel of the same name). 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.

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.

"Utopia is pure creative catnip to me. Dennis Kelly's show blew my mind, and he has been so incredibly generous in letting me crack open his world and play around in it and make it my own weird, wild place. Utopia is all about exploring resonant issues within dark, twisted storytelling – it's a series that's urgent and current and a little holy-crap!, but a hell of a lot of a fun," said Gillian Flynn.

We are so looking forward to this one as with all Flynn's work. It will very likely be another incredible exercise in the psychological thriller.