A year after “Big Little Lies,” HBO is offering a first glimpse at their latest attempt at turning a runaway literary success into TV gold. The network released the initial teaser for “Sharp Objects,” the upcoming miniseries that will try to follow in the big footsteps of some recent crime classics.
“Sharp Objects” stars Amy Adams as Camille Preaker, a crime reporter recovering from a recent stint at a psychiatric center. Trying to move past her own personal traumas, she dives headlong into investigating the murder of two children. In the process, she has to confront even more of her own past, including the watchful eye of her mother Adora (Patricia Clarkson).
True to form for director Jean-Marc Vallée, this sneak peek is more atmospheric than anything. But judging by the menacing glances, eerie music, and dramatic mirror shots, Camille’s investigation is set to be anything but a pleasant one.
This series also marks the last available Gillian Flynn novel to be adapted, following “Gone Girl” (for which she wrote the screenplay) and the Charlize Theron-starring “Dark Places,” which was released in 2015.
Aside from the impressive cast (Chris Messina co-stars alongside Adams and Clarkson), the series was written by “To the Bone” director and “UnREAL” co-creator Marti Noxon. Jean-Marc Vallée, fresh off an Emmy for his work on “Big Little Lies,” is behind the camera for each of the series’ eight episodes.
Watch the teaser (including some creepy jar spiders) below:
“Sharp Objects” is slated to premiere on HBO in July 2018.