HBO's First Look At Amy Adams' Sharp Objects Is Hauntingly Stressful, But Great

HBO has finally unleashed its first look at Amy Adams' highly anticipated new limited series, Sharp Objects. The series follows Adams' Camille Preaker, a reporter who is drawn back to her hometown, where she sets out to cover the murders of two preteen girls. As she digs into the tragedy, she is ensnared by a psychological mystery from her own past. To try to see what you can uncover, watch the trailer below:

After a lot of anticipation, HBO has given prospective viewers a striking first look at the miniseries, as well as a release month. The road to getting them has been long. A television adaptation of Gillian Flynn's novel was announced back in 2014. Two years later, Deadline reported on Amy Adams' casting. For those waiting to catch a glimpse of the project, footage has finally arrived, and it looks truly compelling.

The Sharp Objects' trailer offers a haunting, sad, and unsettling first look at a grim tale. Based on the trailer alone, it is clear that Amy Adams' performance will be a major awards contender. In fact, that may well be the case for Patricia Clarkson as well. She'll play the mother of Amy Adam's character. The miniseries is directed by Jean-Marc Vallée, who directed every episode of Big Little Lies' first season. HBO mentioned the connection between the hard-hitting series in the trailer for Sharp Objects.

If someone besides Amy Adams and Patricia Clarkson looked familiar in the trailer, you might have recognized Sophia Lillis. Lillis starred in 2017's horror hit It, which featured a similarly dark premise. If you saw the movie and thought she looked just like a teenage Amy Adams, you are clearly not alone. The actress stars as the younger version of Amy Adams' character in Sharp Objects.

Sharp Objects marks the third screen adaptation of one of Gillian Flynn's novels. While viewers may be tuning in to check out a show based on a book by the Gone Girl author, be warned. Sharp Objects shares more in common with Dark Places than it does Gone Girl, even though all of them are centered on a murder mystery. Dark Places was made into a movie starring Charlize Theron. The movie was released in 2015 to little fanfare. Given Sharp Objects' release on HBO, do not expect it to slide under the radar as much.

Like the protagonist in Dark Places, Sharp Objects deals with a deeply troubled lead character. When Sharp Objects begins, Camille has just been released from a mental hospital due to her problems with self-harm, hence the trailer's emphasis on the razor. So when is the miniseries hitting HBO?

Sharp Objects will premiere on HBO in July, which means it is less than three months away. For what else is coming up on HBO and TV in general, check out our guides to TV's midseason and summer premieres.

Britt Lawrence

Like a contented Hallmark movie character, Britt happily lives in the same city she grew up in. Along with movies and television, she is passionate about competitive figure skating. She has been writing about entertainment for 5 years, and as you may suspect, still finds it as entertaining to do as when she began.