Sharp Objects: New drama series starring Amy Adams to be released in July

HBO has announced that their new psychological drama series starring Amy Adams will be released in July.

                            Sharp Objects: New drama series starring Amy Adams to be released in July
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The much-awaited drama series Sharp Objects will debut this July on HBO. The limited series stars Arrival actress  Amy Adams in the role of a crime reporter who returns to her hometown after a stint in a psychiatric institution. Critically acclaimed director Jean-Marc Vallée has directed and co-edited the whole series.

The eight-episode miniseries is based on Gillian Flynn's hit debut novel. The author has written many of the episodes alongside showrunner Marti Noxon. Flynn's book has won multiple accolades and is considered one of the best crime stories of the 2000s. Flynn is also the author of Gone Girl and Dark Placesboth of which have been adapted to the silver screen.

Adams is no stranger to television, having guest starred in hit shows like The Office and That 70's Show. This is, however, her first outing as the lead role in a drama series. The actress has made her mark in the movie industry with hits like Junebug, Catch Me if You Can, and her role as Lois Lane in the DC Extended Universe movies.

Adams finally returns to the small screen
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The series also stars two-time Emmy winner Patricia Clarkson in the role of Adora Crellin, the mother of Camille Preaker, played by Adams. Other cast members include Chris Messina, Eliza Scanlen, Elizabeth Perkins and Matt Craven. 

The show follows Camille Preaker as she investigates the murder of two young girls in her hometown and finds connections to her past that make her identify with the victims a little too closely. The limited series has been billed as a thrilling psychological drama and is being produced by Entertainment One and Blumhouse Television production with Jason Blum, Charles Layton and Jessica Rhoades serving as executive producers along with Amy Adams, Gillian Flynn, Marti Noxon, Jean-Marc Vallée, Nathan Ross and Gregg Fienberg.