Gillian Flynn, the author of the acclaimed book which inspired the wildly-successful movie Gone Girl, has a slew of other thrilling novels. Dark Places has already been made into a feature film, but it flopped. Now another one of them, Sharp Objects, is to become an HBO series, starring Amy Adams.

So far, one-season of eight-episodes of the drama series have been ordered.

Sharp Objects was published in 2006, centers around Camille Preaker who, following a stay in a psychiatric hospital for self-harm, returns to her hometown to cover the murders of two preteen girls. For years, Preaker has barely spoken to her neurotic mother and she is intimidated by her beautiful, 13-year-old half-sister. Now she has returned, and begins to strangely identify with the victims.

The drama was actually pitched five years ago, before the Gone Girl film was released.

Jean-Marc Vallee (Dallas Buyer’s Club) will be directing. Marti Noxon is writing with Flynn as an executive producer. Buffy The Vampire Slayer‘s Marti Noxon will serve as showrunner.

Rosamund Pike, the star of Gone Girl who was nominated for an Oscar for the role, has said that she’d be open to a sequel to the popular film, but only if Flynn herself returns to work on it too.

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