HBO has given a straight-to-series order to “Sharp Objects,” a drama starring Amy Adams and based on the novel by “Gone Girl” author Gillian Flynn. Marti Noxon, executive producer of “Girlfriend’s Guide to Divorce” on Bravo and “UnReal” on Lifetime, will serve as showrunner on the HBO series and will write all eight episodes of the first season with Flynn.
“Sharp Objects” tells the story of reporter Camille Preaker, played by Adams, who returns to her hometown to cover the murder of two preteen girls following a stay in a psychiatric hospital.
“Dallas Buyers Club” director Jean-Marc Vallée will direct all eight episodes of the first season. He will also co-edit the series. Vallée and producing partner Nathan Ross are currently in production on HBO’s “Little Lies,” starring Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Shailene Woodley and Laura Dern.
“Sharp Objects” will be produced by eOne Television with Blumhouse Productions. Adams, Flynn, Noxon, Vallée and Ross will serve as executive producers with Jason Blum, Charles Layton and Jessica Rhoades.
Published in 2006, “Sharp Objects” is Flynn’s debut novel. The book spent more than 70 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list. It won two Dagger Awards in the U.K. and was shortlisted for an Edgar Award.
Deadline first reported the series order.