Gillian Flynn is getting another shot at some HBO glory, this time with her own story. Her involvement with David Fincher’s adaptation of Utopia for HBO was a great bonus for the anticipated series, but it ended up falling through. Now Flynn is back with Sharp Objects, has a great star in Amy Adams, and the highest bidding network from the bunch: HBO.
Vulture notes that the premium network was in a bidding war with Netflix over the series, winning out in the end and bringing Amy Adams back to TV for her first role since appearing on The Office as Jim’s purse selling girlfriend Katy. Entertainment Weekly provides a synopsis on what to expect from the series:
The eight-episode series stars Amy Adams as Camille Preaker, a young newspaper journalist based in Chicago trying to make a better life for herself following years of self-harm that landed her in a psychiatric hospital. Her burgeoning new life is upended when she must return to her hometown of Wind Gap, Missouri, to cover the murder of a preteen girl and the disappearance of another.
Gone Girl was definitely one of those movies that felt like a glossier, well-made version of a Lifetime production. It hooked you in and was pretty entertaining for the duration. If this story can translate as well, we might finally have a show we can talk up as much as season one of True Detective. Then again, maybe season two of Vinyl will be worth watching.