Will there be a second season of Sharp Objects? Recently, showrunner Marti Noxon discussed the future of the HBO TV show, Deadline reports.
Based on the novel by Gillian Flynn, the drama stars Amy Adams as Camille Preaker, a reporter who returns “to her small hometown to file a story about two missing girls. One is found to have been gruesomely murdered while the other is still missing.” The cast also includes Patricia Clarkson, Chris Messina, Eliza Scanlen, Elizabeth Perkins, Matt Craven, Henry Czerny, Miguel Sandoval, Taylor John Smith, Sophia Lillis, and Madison Davenport.
At this year’s SXSW, Noxon addressed the possibility of a second season for Sharp Objects, saying:
Maybe there will be a sequel. Maybe we’ll get to find out [more about Adora and Camille’s sister]. Gillian and I have thoughts on it.”
Although, a second season may be difficult to arrange. Last year, HBO boss Casey Bloys revealed star Amy Adams did not want to return to the character given the show’s dark material:
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.”
And more recently, Bloys reaffirmed this message, saying it would be hard to get everyone back for more episodes:
They haven’t come to us with anything, and my suspicion is one season was right for that show. I can’t imagine getting everybody back. The hard thing about these things that are one season is trying to get everybody back together, but also, it feels like the one season was the right thing for that show. It was the right ending, so I think that’s probably where it will stay.”
What do you think? Did you see Sharp Objects? Would you watch a second season?
If Amy Adams feels that her character is grimm at best and that she doesn’t want to return to that role, perhaps she might be willing to join the cast of Big Little Lies in some limited or recurring fashion. HBO also is that show’s runner so that decision should probably save everybody’s face.
Personally, I’d like to see her added to the original cast of BLTL, mainly because of its potential benefits of helping to accelerate the show to more future seasons, and her commitment to the character, which has been tough for her in sharp objects.
OMG!! PLZ YES YES YES!! I simply LOVED this show!! All the actresses and actors were OUTSTANDING
I would love to see what happen next I understand that it was supposed to be a limited series but it left me wanting more.