News & Opinion | July 26, 2018 10:46 am

HBO’s ‘Sharp Objects’ Will Really Be Done After One Season

The President of Programming said they are "very happy with this living as a limited series."

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Amy Adams in Sharp Objects (2018)

It is rare that a network would allow a show to just end after one season, but on Wednesday, HBO revealed that it will be doing just that with Sharp Objects. The stunning drama stars Amy Adams as a scarred reported who has returned to her southern hometown to investigate murders and dredge up family grievances. The series was adapted from Gillian Flynn’s novel of the same name, and is HBO’s latest hit literary adaptation directed by Jean-Marc Vallée, reports Vanity Fair. But unlike its predecessor, Big Little Lies, Sharp Objects has no plans to return after the finale airs.

HBO president of programming Casey Bloys discussed the reasoning during a Television Critics Association panel.

“Unlike Big Little Lies where all of the stars wanted to come back, Sharp Objects—it’s a very dark character, very dark material,” Bloys said to Vanity Fair. “Amy doesn’t want to live in this character again and I can’t blame her, it’s a lot to take on for an actress. So no plans for a second season. We are very happy with this living as a limited series.”

Adams has described the toll that playing Camille Preaker for five months’ worth of filming took on her.

“I often said that if I left set or left a scene feeling like I needed to cry or left crying, I had done my job,” Adams told The Hollywood Reporter in June. “Because Camille isn’t someone who’s going to cry in front of people, she’s going to internalize that pain. I felt like I had residual pain from her more than pain playing her. I also tend to be a sufferer of, like, two to three o’clock in the morning insomnia, and that’s when Camille would catch up with me. I’d wake up in the middle of the night and have like unexplained terror or self-loathing and I’d have to work my way out of it.”