Are you excited for the Sharp Objects TV adaption coming to HBO? Based on the chilling novel by bestselling author Gillian Flynn, the series promises twists and turns — not to mention an incredible cast. Entertainment Weekly has released our first look from the set of the eight-episode miniseries:
Sharp Objects tells the story of crime reporter Camille (played by Amy Adams), who returns to her Missouri hometown to investigate the murders of two young girls. Camille has a history of self-harm, and her psychological scars threaten to split wide open when she returns home to her dysfunctional family, including her mother, Adora (Patricia Clarkson), and spoiled half-sister, Amma (Eliza Scanlen). The cast also includes Chris Messina as Detective Willis, Lulu Wilson as Marian, and Matt Craven as Vickery.
Flynn’s other novels — Gone Girl and Dark Places — were both adapted into films, but Sharp Objects‘s psychological drama and crime is so complex that the author thought it would be best as a miniseries. Flynn told Entertainment Weekly:
“I was really nervous it would just turn into a horror movie and lose a lot of the nuance. The mystery is as much about who Camille is and what happened in this town as it is about the murders.”
Filming such an intense story has been hard on the cast, especially for Adams in the role of Camille and Clarkson playing her mother. “I think it’s been a burden for [Amy] to carry that character,” executive producer Marti Noxon said. Clarkson added, “It’s a very brutal part and one that can take a toll on you.”
The series was developed by Noxon, who along with Flynn serves as co-writer and executive producer. Noxon has worked as a producer on UnREAL, as well as Grey’s Anatomy and Mad Men. Jean-Marc Vallée, who worked on such successful adaptations as Big Little Lies and Wild, is directing.
The Sharp Objects TV adaptation will premiere on HBO in summer 2018.
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