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The 24 Most Anticipated TV Shows of 2017: Sharp Objects

Indiweire published today a list with the 24 Most Anticipated TV Shows of 2017 and, obviously, included Sharp Objects

Sharp Objects

Network: HBO
Release Date: TBA 2017
Talent: Marti Noxon (showrunner), Jean-Marc Vallée (producer), Amy Adams

Based on Gillian Flynn’s first novel, this HBO drama promises one of the writer’s patented dark descents into a troubled woman’s psyche, with Noxon (a former executive producer of “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” who’s gone on to showrun series like “Girlfriend’s Guide to Divorce” and “UnREAL”) adapting the novel for eight episodes. Vallée is on board to direct the story of a reporter (Adams) returning to her hometown to cover a string of murders, and we’ll be eagerly looking forward to more news on this one as it develops — fingers crossed, by the end of 2017.

HBO Orders ‘Sharp Objects’ Drama Series Starring Amy Adams

In a very competitive situation, Sharp Objects, the high-profile drama series project starring Amy Adams that was out by Entertainment One and Blumhouse in February, has landed at HBO with an eight-episode straight-to-series order. Based on the book by Gone Girl author Gillian Flynn, Sharp Objects has UnReal co-creator Marti Noxon as showrunner, Wild helmer Jean-Marc Vallée as director, and Flynn as a writer alongside Noxon. I hear there was strong interest in the project, with Netflix going aggressively after it.

The serialized drama is an adaptation of Flynn’s 2006 best-selling debut thriller novel Sharp Objects. It originated as a feature at Alliance Films, where the book was optioned in 2011 by Blumhouse. The project morphed into a TV series as it was being developed at Blumhouse, while Alliance was acquired by eOne.

Sharp Objects centers on reporter Camille Preaker (Adams) who, fresh from a brief stay at a psychiatric hospital, must return to her tiny hometown to cover the murders of two preteen girls. Trying to put together a psychological puzzle from her past, Camille finds herself identifying with the young victims a bit too closely.

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Amy Adams to Star in TV Series Adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s ‘Sharp Objects’

It was announced this week that Amy Adams is following the steps of several movie starts and is heading to small screen. Variety reported that Amy has signed on to star in an adaptation of Sharp Objects, the novel of the same name from Gone Girl author Gillian Flynn.

“Sharp Objects” follows a reporter (played by Adams) who has to cover the murder of two preteen girls in her hometown following a brief stint in a psych hospital. Here’s the book synopsis:

Fresh from a brief stay at a psych hospital, reporter Camille Preaker faces a troubling assignment: she must return to her tiny hometown to cover the murders of two preteen girls. For years, Camille has hardly spoken to her neurotic, hypochondriac mother or to the half-sister she barely knows: a beautiful thirteen-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.

Dallas Buyers Club’s Jean-Marc Vallee has also signed on to direct the high-profile WME package, which is being shopped to cable and streaming outlets by Entertainment One and Blumhouse Productions. The drama is being written and exec produced by Marti Noxon (UnREAL, Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce). Noxon will exec produce alongside Flynn. Vallee will also exec produce and direct. Blumhouse’s Blum and Charles Layton will also exec produce, with Nathan Ross attached as a co-EP. Noxon is set as showrunner.