Sharp Objects Episode Guide, Cast, Trailer, Release Date, News, and More

HBO's Sharp Objects sees Amy Adams headline in an eight-episode limited series adapted from a Gillian Flynn novel.

Amy Adams! Gillian Flynn! Murder! HBO has set itself up to wrestle the cultural zeitgeist to the ground like it’s a wild bull this summer by setting a release date for Flynn novel adaptation Sharp Objects.

Sharp Objects was the debut novel from Flynn and was well received. It was originally optioned back in 2008 by British director Andrea Arnold but the project never materialized. Jason Blum’s Blumhouse Productions (the studio behind Paranormal Activity and Get Out) picked it up in 2014 with the intent to turn it into a miniseries with Flynn contributing several scripts. HBO officially greenlit the eight-episode miniseries in 2016, and it has begun airing on HBO.

Here’s our spoiler-free review of the show.

And here’s the promo for what’s up next on Sharp Objectsin episode 2 “Dirt”…

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Here’s the full synopsis for “Dirt”:

Camille (Amy Adams) searches for clues at the funeral and wake for Wind Gap’s latest victim, and clashes with her mother (Patricia Clarkson) over Camille’s presence in the town. Richard (Chris Messina) finds a surprising way to arrive at a conclusion about the murderer’s profile. Camille pays a visit to the working-class home of a young boy (Matty Evers) who says he witnessed the abduction, and confronts Chief Vickery (Matt Craven) about why he ignored the boy’s claim.

Sharp Objects Episode Guide

Click on the blue links for full episode reviews.

Sharp Objects Episode 1: Vanish

Reporter Camille Preaker is sent to her rural hometown to file a story about two missing girls, one of whom was found dead; Camille joins Detective Richard Willis and Chief of Police Vickery in following leads on the most recent missing girl.

Original air date: 7/8/18

Sharp Objects Episode 2: Dirt

Camille (Amy Adams) searches for clues at the funeral and wake for Wind Gap’s latest victim, and clashes with her mother (Patricia Clarkson) over Camille’s presence in the town. Richard (Chris Messina) finds a surprising way to arrive at a conclusion about the murderer’s profile. Camille pays a visit to the working-class home of a young boy (Matty Evers) who says he witnessed the abduction, and confronts Chief Vickery (Matt Craven) about why he ignored the boy’s claim.

Original air date: 7/15/18

Sharp Objects Episode 3: Fix

Camille relives a recent tragedy as she struggles to piece together the murders in Wind Gap; Richard grows frustrated with Chief Vickery’s assumptions regarding potential suspects; a defiant Amma shows off her wild side to Camille.

Original air date: 7/22/18

Sharp Objects Episode 4: Ripe

Camille shows Richard some of Wind Gap’s crime scenes, though the tour opens up old wounds; Alan confronts Adora about her sharing confidences with Chief Vickery; John shares off-the-record revelations with Camille that raise fresh concerns for her.

Original air date: 7/29/18

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Sharp Objects Episode 5: Closer

Original air date: 8/5/18

Sharp Objects Episode 6: Cherry

Original air date: 8/12/18

Sharp Objects Episode 7: Falling

Original air date: 8/19/18

Sharp Objects Episode 8: Milk

Original air date: 8/26/18

Sharp Objects Cast

Joining star Amy Adams in the Sharp Objects cast are names like Patricia Clarkson, Chris Messina, Eliza Scanlen, Elizabeth Perkins and Matt Craven.

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Jean-Marc Vallée (Dallas Buyers Club) will direct all the episodes and Marti Noxon (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) will serve as showrunner.

HBO’s Sharp Objects is Your Next Complex Women TV Obsession

This is clearly a big project for HBO as evidenced by all the executive producer cooks in the kitchen: Marti Noxon, Jean-Marc Vallée, Amy Adams, Gillian Flynn, Jason Blum, Nathan Ross, Charles Layton, Jessica Rhoades, Gregg Fienberg, Marci Wiseman and Jeremy Gold.

Might be a smart move to go big as the summer is right there for the taking and Game of Thrones Season 9 isn’t arriving until 2019.

Sharp Objects Trailer

Check out the trailer for Sharp Objects

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=asX53aeBPJE

Amy Adams stars as reporter Camille Preaker, who returns to her small hometown to cover the murder of a preteen girl and the disappearance of another. As she investigates the crime she is forced to confront the mysteries of her past and comes to identify with the girls a bit too closely.

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Gillian Flynn is the writer who broke free of the shackles of life as a TV critic (*looks wistfully out the window*) at Entertainment Weekly to write thriller novels Gone Girl, Dark Places, and Sharp Objects. Gone Girl already received the cinematic treatment with a 2014 film directed by David Fincher now Sharp Objects is following in its footsteps at HBO.

…You can watch the previous Sharp Objects trailer below!

Sharp Objects Release Date

Sharp Objects debuted on Sunday, July 8 at 9 p.m. ET.