The Grosse Pointe Blank, Say Anything and High Fidelity star has fielded numerous offers for cable and broadcast series over the past few years; he also executive produced and had a cameo in a 2014 CBS Wall Street drama that didn’t go to series. Utopia, however, will be his first full-time commitment to a series.
The nine-episode, straight-to-series project from Sharp Objects and Gone Girl author Gillian Flynn is a remake of a British show from writer Dennis Kelly that aired in 2013-14. It follows a group of young adults who, per Amazon’s logline, “meet online and are mercilessly hunted by a shadowy deep state organization after they come into 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 into the dangerous, unique and ironic position of saving the world.”