Gillian Flynn’s ‘Sharp Objects’ Is Coming to Television

Gillian Flynn’s ‘Sharp Objects’ Is Coming to Television

It has been announced that Entertainment One Television is developing Gillian Flynn’s debut novel, Sharp Objects, into a one-hour serialized drama, with Flynn herself serving as an executive producer. Also attached to the project are Blumhouse Production’s Charles Layton and Jason Blum, with producer Marti Noxon (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel) writing the script.

Sharp Objects centers on reporter Camille Preaker, who after a short stay at a psych hospital returns to her hometown to cover the murders of two preteen girls. She struggles with her own past and tries to reconcile the psychological puzzle while dealing with her neurotic, hypochondriac mother and a half-sister she barely knows.

This news comes just ahead of the much-anticipated premier of Flynn’s Gone Girl, being brought to theaters by Fox this October. And let’s not forget that her second novel, Dark Places, is being developed as a film starring Charlize Theron. Flynn’s empire is definitely growing. 

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Riki has a long-standing love affair with all things books and writing. She indulged her love for all things literary with a degree in English Literature from Arizona State University and is currently studying at the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing. Although she is well past her own teen years, Riki’s reading passion lies with Young Adult literature where she devours books that handle the “firsts” in life. When not reading and writing she can be found yelling at the television while watching sports.

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SammyB from Las Vegas is reading currently too many to list July 11, 2014 - 11:55pm

The book has been on my shelf for a couple years. I bought it when Borders was going out of business. Guess I should finally read it :-x

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OctoJen from Oklahoma is reading The Passage by Justin Cronin July 16, 2014 - 11:24am

I'm excited but cautious. So much of her writing depends on the inner thoughts and hang-ups of her protagonists, I worry that could be lost on screen.