It looks like our time with Camille Preaker will come to an end in just five more episodes. HBO has announced that Sharp Objects, a chilling thriller centered on the deaths of two girls in a quiet Midwestern town, won’t continue on past the finale, despite successful ratings. Although the novel by Gillian Flynn had no sequel, many thought the network might order a follow-up—just as it did with last summer’s hit adaptation of Big Little Lies.
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But star Amy Adams, who plays Camille, apparently has no interest in taking out a time share in Wind Gap. “Unlike Big Little Lies where all of the stars wanted to come back, Sharp Objects, it’s a very dark character, very dark material,” HBO president of programming Casey Bloys told Deadline. “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.”
That’s an understandable position. Adams portrays a troubled reporter struggling with alcoholism, a grueling pattern of self harm, and unexplored childhood trauma—and that’s just what we know from the first three episodes.
Sharp Objects airs on Sundays at 9 P.M. EST on HBO.