Amy Adams is going to win all the awards for her role in this new murder-mystery series
The show kicks off this weekend, and the early reviews are astounding.
The director of Big Little Lies.
The writer of Gone Girl.
The producer of Get Out.
Yep, Sharp Objects has some pretty big guns behind it to make sure it is a huge success.
Not least of which is lead actress, who has been nominated for no less than FIVE Oscars so far - Junebug, Doubt, The Fighter, The Master, American Hustle - and is sure to actually win some acting awards for her riveting performance across the eight-episode limited series.
Adams plays reporter Camille Preaker, who is fresh from a brief stay at a psychiatric hospital, and immediately faces a troubling assignment: she must return to her tiny hometown to cover the murders of two preteen girls.
For years, Camille has hardly spoken to her neurotic, hypochondriac mother (fellow Oscar-nominee Patricia Clarkson) or to the half-sister (newcomer Eliza Scanlen) she barely knows: a beautiful 13 year old with an eerie grip on the town.
Now, installed in her old bedroom in her family's Victorian mansion, Camille finds herself identifying with the young victims - a bit too strongly. Dogged by her own demons, she must unravel the psychological puzzle of her own past if she wants to get the story - and survive this homecoming.
And like we said, those reviews... Wow...
"Sharp Objects turns out to be everything you might have wanted. And also some things you didn’t know you wanted: This eight-part HBO miniseries is a scary thriller, a Southern gothic melodrama, a serial-killer murder mystery, and a dual portrait of motherhood and sisterhood--all of it combined with a sleek ease that rarely lets any effort show." - Yahoo TV
"On TV, Sharp Objects can't precisely capture Flynn's prose and the internalized descent into disorientation taken page-by-page, but series director Jean-Marc Vallee finds his own visual language that, driven by a ferociously wounded performance by Amy Adams, makes this eight-hour limited series haunting and riveting--both prestige and pulp." - The Hollywood Reporter
"HBO’s wonderfully addictive eight-episode murder mystery based on the Gillian Flynn novel, is predominantly about character; the murder mystery is there to drive the captivating psychological profiles of the main characters. ... Clarkson is remarkable in the role. ... Adams carries the limited series beautifully with a quiet but jagged intensity." - Boston Globe
"Is there an actress more underrated than Amy Adams? She consistently turns in awards-caliber performances, bringing a naturality and empathy to every single one of them. My heart will never recover from her work in Arrival, to be honest. She makes the jump to prestige TV with Sharp Objects, a harrowing journey into a traumatic childhood as she investigates the disappearance of two young girls. Just give her the Emmy. For real." - Uproxx
Sharp Object debuts on Sunday 8 July on HBO in the States, but anyone with Sky Atlantic or Now TV will be able to watch it just one day after, when the series premieres over here on Monday 9 July.