Sharp Objects season 2: Why it’s not happening at HBO
Following tonight’s finale, we could understand there being a demand for a Sharp Objects season 2 over at HBO — or at least something else in that world.
Yet, at the same time, there is no season 2 coming. Why? First and foremost, this appears to be a decision made by star Amy Adams — regardless of how the first season of the show concludes, this does not appear to be a role that she wants to take on again. Playing Camille was a tough, challenging process, and it takes a lot out of a person. It’s emotional, it’s devastating, and at some point, you want to get out of that skin and into some others.
Also, Sharp Objects was always intended to be a limited series. It was an adaptation with a clearly-defined beginning, middle, and end. While there have been some other HBO limited series, including Big Little Lies, that have received a second season, that doesn’t mean that every other one should. As a matter of fact, we think that most limited series are meant to last only one year. While occasionally you do get a series like The Sinner that sticks around a little bit longer and proves to be worth it, we’ve certainly seen plenty of examples of the contrary. Heck, a good one is an HBO show in True Detective — and it didn’t even tell the same story from one season to the next.
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At this point, the best thing for the future of Sharp Objects really seems to be to let everyone move on. We do think that it’s certainly possible that Adams gets a chance to move forward with another project at the network. They’ve given her an opportunity to have a lot of creative freedom and beyond that, opportunities to do really great work with extremely talented people. We’ll have to wait and see precisely what happens.
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August 27, 2018 @ 6:25 am
Tbh it’s not the easiest thing to watch – but it is compelling and the acting is superb. Amy Adams is brilliant but another series? Where would that take us. And, without Amy? Best leave it here.