Sharp Objects creator hints at a possible second season of the HBO series

Last Updated on July 30, 2021

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We've seen quite a number of excellent limited-series on television over the years, but although most of them are designed to come to a natural conclusion, there's frequently been the temptation to return for more. I'm looking at you, Big Little Lies. HBO's Sharp Objects, which was adapted from the Gillian Flynn (GONE GIRL) novel of the same name, was a critical success for the network, and creator Marti Noxon recently said that a second season is a possibility.

Sharp Objects starred Amy Adams as Camille Preaker, a crime reporter fresh out of a stay at a psych hospital who returned to her hometown to investigate the murder of two little girls. The first season of Sharp Objects came to a rather abrupt conclusion and didn't necessarily tell the whole story of Camille's life, leaving the door open for something more. "When the truth of her life gets close, she finally moves toward it," Noxon said during a keynote address at SXSW's film conference. "Maybe there will be a sequel and we'll get to find out. Gillian [Flynn] and I have some thoughts on it." Discussing ideas for a sequel obviously doesn't guarantee that one will materialize, as Noxon has previously told THR that it would be difficult to assemble the team once again.

It's off the table in terms of, people are going on to their next projects, and it was a pretty hard A-team to assemble. It's not hard to imagine from a story standpoint, because obviously we love these characters, but from a technical standpoint it seems like a long shot.

Although it was billed as a limited-series, Marti Noxon revealed that she and Gillian Flynn had conceived of Sharp Objects as an ongoing series before HBO decided to focus on a limited run instead. Although it seems that Noxon is open to the idea of Sharp Objects returning for a second season, she admits that it's not always a good idea to outstay your welcome "I do think there are certain things that are just limited, and should be," she said. "I didn't necessarily think The Handmaid's Tale needed to continue — that book is just perfect. … It's only if you can see more [story] and see the world expanding that you should try and go for more." I'd have to agree with Noxon; sometimes it's best to just let things be, but, that said, I'd absolutely be down for more of Amy Adams investigating terrible crimes.

What say you? Would you welcome another season of Sharp Objects or was one enough?

Source: THR

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