HBO has announced that the eight-episode limited series Sharp Objects, starring Oscar nominee Amy Adams (Arrival, American Hustle, Justice League), will debut on Sunday, July 8 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT.
Based on the book by The New York Times bestselling author Gillian Flynn (Gone Girl, Dark Places), this eight-episode series tells the story of reporter Camille Preaker (Adams) who returns to her small hometown to cover the murders of two preteen girls. Trying to put together a psychological puzzle from her past, she finds herself identifying with the young victims a bit too closely.
Sharp Objects was created by Marti Noxon (Dietland, UnREAL, Code Black) who serves as showrunner and wrote several episodes, as did Gillian Flynn. Patricia Clarkson, Chris Messina, Eliza Scanlen, Elizabeth Perkins, and Matt Craven also star, as well as Henry Czerny, Taylor John Smith, Sophia Lillis, and Madison Davenport. Jean-Marc Vallée directed all of the episodes and co-edited the series. Noxon, Vallée, Adams, Flynn, Jason Blum, Nathan Ross, Charles Layton, Jessica Rhoades, Gregg Fienberg, Marci Wiseman, and Jeremy Gold all executive produce the Entertainment One (eOne) and Blumehouse Television production.