'Sharp Objects' cancelled after one season

BY SAMANTHA COSTANZO
Posted on JAN 11, 2019

The show was originally created as a limited series, with eight episodes and no real promise of a second installment given.

HBO's adaptation of Gillian Flynn's bookSharp Objects will not be renewed for a second season, AV Club reported.

According to programming president Casey Bloys, the show's star, Amy Adams, chose not to return to her dark, alcoholic character for a second run.
"I can't blame her," Bloys said. "It's a lot to take on for an actress."

The show was originally created as a limited series, with eight episodes and no real promise of a second installment given. Bloys compared it toBig Little Lies, which was also designed to be a limited series before it was approved for a second one by both HBO and the show's stars.

"Sharp Objects,it's a very dark character, very dark material," Bloys said.

The show is currently about halfway through its run. It debuted to 2.1 million viewers on its premiere date, up about 36% fromBig Little Lies and making it the most-watched HBO new series premiere since Westworld,according to Deadline.

The series follows investigative reporter Camille Preaker (Adams) as she returns to her small hometown to face her the demons of her own past while attempting to solve the murder of one young girl and the disappearance of another.

Sharp Objects and the third season ofTrue Detective are expected to be HBO's two major productions up for Emmy consideration in the longform categories next year, whileBig Little Lieswill be competing in the drama series category

 

 

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