Episodes: Eight (hour).
TV show dates: July 8, 2018 — August 26, 2018.
Series status: Ended.
Performers include: Amy Adams, Patricia Clarkson, Chris Messina, Eliza Scanlen, Elizabeth Perkins, Matt Craven, Henry Czerny, Miguel Sandoval, Taylor John Smith, Sophia Lillis, and Madison Davenport.
TV show description:
Based on the bestselling novel by Gillian Flynn, the Sharp Objects TV show was created by Marti Noxon and directed by Jean-Marc Vallée from scripts by Noxon and Flynn. In the series, St. Louis newspaper reporter Camille Preaker (Adams) returns to her small hometown of Wind Gap in Missouri to file a story about two missing girls. One is found to have been gruesomely murdered while the other is still missing. Trying to put together a psychological puzzle from her past, Camille finds herself identifying with the young victims a bit too closely.
Camille is joined by two officials in following leads. Trying to preserve the quiet reputation of Wind Gap, Vickery (Craven) is a frustrated small-town police chief who’s keeping a lid on the possibility that a local may be a serial killer. Richard Willis (Messina) is a detective who’s been brought in from Kansas City to help solve the mystery.
Camille’s mother and the queen of the town’s high society is Adora Crellin (Clarkson). Adora’s serene and picture-perfect life is threatened by the unexpected return of her estranged daughter. Alan (Czerny) is Adora’s attentive and mild-mannered husband. A 15-year-old, Amma (Scanlen) Camille’s half-sister. At home, she’s a restrained and girlish young lady but Amma’s brash and impetuous when she’s with her friends.
Wind Gap’s first murder victim is 13-year-old Ann Nash. Hot-tempered Bob (Will Chase) is her father and John (Taylor John Smith) is her brother. John’s temperamental nature raises eyebrows and makes him a prime suspect in the murder investigation. Meredith ( Davenport) is John’s confident and supportive girlfriend.
Larger than life, Jackie (Perkins) is a local gossip and renowned alcoholic. Curry (Sandoval) is Camille’s caring and supportive newspaper editor, who has sent her on assignment to Wind Gap.
Episode #8 — Milk
Concerned for Amma’s safety, Camille puts her own life in jeopardy as she gets closer to the truth behind the shocking mysteries surrounding the Wind Gap killings.
First aired: August 26, 2018.
What do you think? Do you like the Sharp Objects TV series? Should this HBO TV show have been renewed for a second season?