HBO's 'Sharp Objects' won't return for season 2 because of its 'very dark material'
HBO boss Casey Bloys revealed that unlike 'Big Little Lies' where all of the stars wanted to come back, 'Sharp Objects' Amy Adams did not want to live the character again
Disappointing news for 'Sharp Objects' fans - HBO will not be bringing back the nail-biting thriller for a second season. HBO president of programming Casey Bloys told Deadline during TCA that the content of the show is too dark for another season. Comparing the show to 'Big Little Lies' he said, "Unlike 'Big Little Lies' where all of the stars wanted to come back, 'Sharp Objects', it’s a very dark character, very dark material. 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."
If you've caught up with the crime thriller so far, you know that Amy Adams' choice really comes as no surprise. Her performance in the show has been bang on and she's really believably messy as the alcoholic Camille Preaker. It is hard to spot where Amy ends, and Camille starts. She makes drunk squinting eyes and the ability to go into a trance yet snap back into real life seem like a cake walk. Amy's character is as complicated as a spider web - she's a self-destructive cutter who even after moving away is chased by her demons.
Based on a novel of the same name by Gillian Flynn, the miniseries is directed by Jean-Marc Vallée.
The 'Enchanted' actress has also repeatedly opened up about her experience of working on 'Sharp Objects' and it sounds like a turbulent affair. She said, "I think that everyone else's opinion of her is what helped shape this sadness inside of her and this darkness. She struggles to find the truth of who she is, and it is not till the end that we see her exploring her own identity outside of somebody else's opinion." Amy's character Camille in the series has a history of self-harm- she cuts her herself.
Camille's scars actually took about four hours to create, with the help of a solvent and glue, Adams had previously said. "I had to stand there pretty much naked for four hours. That really made me feel vulnerable, which helped stepping onto the set exposed in that way. But the first few times they got a bit sticky because they had not figured out how to get them not to stick to other things. And so I had a lot of mishaps with clothing and with seats."
'Sharp Objects' debut was seen by 1.5 million viewers in Live+, which was 36% more than the views for 'Big Little Lies'. It must've clearly been a tough decision for both the show and the actor, for them to let go of such a brilliant show.