By Jonathon Dornbush
Updated November 25, 2014 at 02:47 PM EST

It looks like David Fincher will have even more to live up to when he steps behind the camera for Utopia.

The canceled British conspiracy thriller Utopia—not the cancelled Fox reality show—won the award for Best Drama Series at the 42nd International Emmy Awards, which were held on Nov. 24. Utopia beat out other shows from around the world, including programs from Chile, France, and Japan.

Still, the show will live on in an HBO adaptation, written by Gillian Flynn and produced and directed by David Fincher. Fincher intends to direct every episode of the first season, giving him plenty of opportunities to submit his work for an American Emmy once the show has aired.

The director’s last foray into television, House of Cards, did earn him an Emmy for directing that show’s premiere, so he certainly could help his and Flynn’s adaptation, their latest collaboration after Gone Girl, in its own awards bid.

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