It follows Camille Preaker, a journalist (Adams) who returns to her hometown to cover a string of murders. As she puts together a psychological puzzle from her past, she slowly starts identifying with the victims a bit too closely. Author Gillian Flynn co-wrote the scripts with Marti Noxon and is involved as an executive producer with Noxon, Amy Adams, Jason Blum, Charles Layton, Jessica Rhoades, Nathan Ross, Gregg Fienberg and Jean-Marc Vallée. Preaker is also dealing with mental-health issues of her own; prior to investigating the murders, she had been hospitalized for self-harm after hallucinating words on her skin, then cutting them in.
The book spent more than 70 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, won two of Britain's Dagger Awards and was shortlisted for an Edgar Award.
Amy Adams earned Best Supporting Actress Oscar nominations for her performances in The Master, The Fighter, Doubt, and Junebug. In the process, she has to confront even more of her own past, including the watchful eye of her mother Adora (Patricia Clarkson). The trailer ends with someone whispering to Camille, "It's not safe for you here".
Check out the Sharp Objects trailer below. The new series is based off Gillian Flynn's 2006 best-selling novel of the same name. This series is definitely going to fill the Big Little Lies hole in your heart this summer.
While no exact premiere date has been announced, the series is expected to debut this July on HBO. Flynn, is of course, known for her book-cum-movie Gone Girl which had fans obsessed and enthralled by Nick and Amy Dunne's twisted relationship.
The trailer looks as dark and brooding as one would expect given the source material, but it also looks like an outstanding showcase for Adams.