While it may not have been the runaway success that Gone Girl was, Gillian Flynn‘s taut debut thriller, Sharp Objects, still remains favorite among fans and bookworms alike. Now that this gripping and ultra-suspenseful novel is about to leap off the page and onto the small screen, there’s even more reason for book lovers to rejoice. Although the Sharp Objects HBO premiere date may be a year away, we’ve got all the latest news and gossip about this can’t-miss adaptation, including who’s starring, who’s working behind the scenes, and what Flynn herself thinks of it. For more of an insider’s look, keep on reading below!
1. The series will air in 2018.
This long-awaited adaptation is slated to premiere on HBO in June 2018, according to a recent tweet from Flynn herself. The first season will be eight episodes long, which means the show’s creators will have plenty of time to dig into the source material for inspiration.
2. It’s based on Flynn’s first novel.
3. The cast is incredible.
4. Jean-Marc Vallée will direct.
Fresh off the success of the Emmy Award–winning adaptation of Big Little Lies, director Jean-Marc Vallée could potentially strike gold twice with HBO’s Sharp Objects. Vallée, who also directed Wild and Dallas Buyers Club, is sure to help bring out the Southern Gothic elements of Flynn’s original and give audiences exactly what they’re looking for here.
5. Flynn loves the casting.
Adapting a book to the small screen comes with challenges, and getting an author’s thumbs-up is even more difficult. This adaptation is earning early praise from Flynn, though, who also serves as the executive producer of the series and co-writer alongside Marti Noxon. She revealed in a recent Facebook post that she’s “thrilled” and “positively giddy” not only over the HBO series but also over the fact that Adams is going to star. She even refers to Adams as the “perfect Camille.”
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