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HBO picks up Sharp Objects with Amy Adams

04.01.2016by: Brennan Klein
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Sharp Objects, the series adapted from Gone Girl scribe Gillian Flynn's novel, was taken out by EntertainmentOne and Blumhouse way back when in February. The Amy Adams-starring series didn't have long to wait before it was picked up, and it certainly landed a comfortable slot.

You see, the series was picked up by HBO, going straight-to-series for an eight episode first season. It will be overseen by showrunner and co-writer (with Flynn) Marti Noxon and directed by Jean-Marc Vallée (WILD, DEMOLITION).

Adams will play 

reporter Camille Preaker — fresh from a brief stay at a psychiatric hospital — who faces a troubling assignment: She must return to her tiny hometown to cover the murders of two preteen girls. For years, Camille hardly has spoken to her neurotic, hypochondriac mother or to the half-sister she barely knows, a beautiful 13-year-old with an eerie grip on the town. Now, installed in her old bedroom in her family's Victorian mansion, Camille finds herself identifying with the young victims — a bit too strongly. Dogged by her own demons, she must unravel the psychological puzzle of her own past if she wants to get the story — and survive this homecoming.

There's no word yet on a premiere date, but we'll certainly keep you posted!

Extra Tidbit: What's your favorite genre series on HBO?
Source: Deadline

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