With TV shows like The Walking Dead and True Blood, we are all used to seeing dystopias on screen. Well HBO is going against the grain. They have added a new series to their roster - and its called Utopia.
, whose CV includes Fight Club, Se7en, The Social Network and Netflix's House of Cards, is to take charge of the project, both directing and acting as executive producer. It will be his second collaboration with writer , with whom he is adapting her bestselling book Gone Girl, to be released later this year.
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Given that HBO currently shows Game of Thrones, Mad Men, True Detective, The Newsroom and Boardwalk Empire among others, a lot can be expected when they add a new drama.
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The plot of the series is less sunny than its title might suggest, however. It involves a group of committed fans who discover that there is a sequel to their favorite graphic novel - and that it may hold the key to a complex conspiracy. Other more sinister forces want the book, too - and we are drawn in to a hidden murky world where we can never know who to trust.
Does this sound like something you would be interested in? And with Boardwalk Empire, Mad Men and The Newsroom on the way out, do you think this will be able to carry the torch for HBO? Write in below and share your thoughts.