This has all the makings of your next favourite TV show. Amy Adams is stepping into the small screen this summer for this upcoming HBO drama 'Sharp Objects'.
It couldn't sound more promising if it tried. It's from the director of 'Big Little Lies' (Jean-Marc Vallée), the producers of 'Get Out' (Blumhouse Productions) and it's based on the book by the author of 'Gone Girl' (Gillian Flynn).
Also serving on the team as an executive producer is Marti Noxon, whose many credits include being a former showrunner on 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer'. Speaking to Vulture, she said: "You’ll see over the course of 'Sharp Objects' that it fulfills the promise of 'Big Little Lies', but I would argue it’s even better because he [Jean-Marc Vallée] shot the text."
By this she means that it's set to be as visual and music-driven as 'Big Little Lies' but that both Noxon and the team encouraged Jean to also emphasise the nuance of language in the show also.
The eight part mini-series follows the story of reporter Camille Preaker (Adams) who returns to her small hometown to cover the murders of two preteen girls. Trying to put together a psychological puzzle from her past, she finds herself identifying with the young victims a bit too closely.
The reviews so far have been very positive stateside with Indiewire saying: "Amy Adams is straight fire in HBO’s exquisite slow-burn of a horror show."
Rolling Stone says: "Amy Adams is riveting in a miniseries that’s dark as night and as easy to get lost in."
While The Hollywood Reporter says: "HBO's adaptation of Gillian Flynn's novel boasts an Emmy-ready performance by Amy Adams and savvy, confident direction from Jean-Marc Vallee."
You know it must be good when - as with Game of Thrones - Sky Atlantic will be simulcasting with HBO on Sunday night/Monday morning - going out at 2am Irish time. If you don't fancy staying up that late, you can catch it again on Sky Atlantic at 9pm on Monday, July 9th.