If you've been watching 'Sharp Objects' and enjoying the queasy mixture of Southern Gothic and Amy Adams in one of her strongest performances to date, enjoy it while you can.
At the Television Critics Association' press tour, showrunner Marti Noxon made it quite clear that there'll be no second season for the HBO crime drama. "We're not talking about a Season 2. This is it, so bask in it while you can," said Noxon. The eight-episode miniseries, currently showing on Sky Atlantic over here, has been garnering rave reviews and will likely clean up come awards season at the end of the year.
When asked about why she opted to turn it into a television event rather than a movie, author / executive producer Gillian Flynn explained that it was " just to make sure that Camille (Amy Adams' character) and her story and that character study didn’t get lost within the mystery itself." When quizzed one-on-one about a second season and the situation with 'Big Little Lies', HBO chief Casey Bloys made it clear.
"For Big Little Lies, Reese, Nicole, Laura, Shailene, and Zoe - they all wanted to do it again. This (Sharp Objects) is very, as you know the show is dark, and Amy’s character is very dark. It’s a difficult role for an actress to play. I believe she doesn’t want to play that character again, which I completely understand. It’s a lot to take on, and without her I just don’t see. I think this is one where you gotta say, ‘We got a fantastic limited series, and we’ll leave it at that."
Considering how rough the last episode just gone was, it makes sense why Amy Adams doesn't want to stay in that headspace for too long. You can read our reviews of the first, second and latest episode here.