Filmmaker David Fincher is set to direct and executive produce a U.S. adaptation of British Tv series Utopia.

The Fight Club director is re-teaming with author Gillian Flynn - the woman behind his latest film Gone Girl - to recreate the show for American audiences.

Utopia aired in the U.K. last year (13) and stars Fiona O'Shaughnessy, Alexandra Roach and Nathan Stewart-Jarrett. The second season is set to premiere later this year (14).

The American version of the show will follow the fortunes of the "die-hard fans of an iconic, underground graphic novel (who) are suddenly launched into their own pop-culture thriller when they learn that the author has secretly written a sequel," according to America's HBO network.

This isn't Fincher's first foray into U.S. Tv - he is also the executive producer of Netflix political drama House of Cards.