The 2010s have been good for David Fincher. His highly anticipated Gone Girl is coming out on Friday. He has been flirting with, but ultimately not directing, Disney’s 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, the new Star Wars, and Sony’s Steve Jobs biopic. And after directing the first two episodes of Netflix‘s House of Cards and winning an Emmy for it, Fincher will be sticking with television for a while by directing all of HBO’s adaptation of Channel 4’s Utopia.
Utopia on Britain’s Channel 4, home of Skins and Misfits, revolves around a cult graphic novel called The Utopia Experiments that has supposedly predicted the calamities of the past century. The motley crew that possess the unpublished sequel are targeted by a shadowy organization that means to destroy them and the manuscript. It recently finished its second season, with twelve episodes total.
Fincher will not be alone in directing a whole season of television. Steven Soderbergh directed all of the first season of Cinemax’s The Knick, about the Knickerbocker Hospital in New York in the 1900s. Cary Joji Fukunaga recently directed every episode of True Detective for HBO, and won an Emmy as well.
Filming for Utopia will begin sometime 2015, and air in 2016. No word if the color yellow or rabbits will be featured. This should not be confused with the Fox reality show Utopia, or the Australian workplace comedy Utopia.