‘Utopia’ Creator Doesn’t Share Her Show’s Dark Disposition

Based on its subject matter, Utopia might seem like a misleadingly ironic name for Gillian Flynn’s new series, since her portrayal of a world in the midst of a pandemic is more than a bit dystopic. Flynn, who created and wrote every episode of the series’ first season, has a penchant for writing dark material — she also wrote the film Gone Girl based on her own novel. In real life, though, Flynn says she does like to look at the bright side of things … or at least try to find some hope in the despair.

Utopia is currently streaming on Amazon Prime Video.

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