By sheer coincidence, four of this year’s most poignant and effective horror stories are thematically connected by their exploration of familial mental illness and inherited trauma — the concept of traumatic experiences so deeply affecting that they are passed down from parents to children, whether by nature or nurture (or, in some cases, both). This idea is the driving force behind every terrifying moment in Hereditary, The Haunting of Hill House, Sharp Objects, and Halloween, all of which also happen to have another curious thing in common: Miniature houses.
We may not have any Game of Thrones to look forward to in 2018, but HBO has plenty of other wares. See for yourself, as a new 2018 promo for the network brings us fresh Westworld Season 2 footage, a first look at Gillian Flynn’s Sharp Objects miniseries, Fahrenheit 451 and much more.
High-profile miniseries are a continually booming business for HBO, and you don’t get much bigger than Amy Adams starring in an adaptation of Gillan Flynn’s Sharp Objects. Well, you do now, as Patricia Clarkson becomes the second cast in the HBO adaptation, playing a crucial role opposite Adams.
UnREAL creator and former Mad Men writer Marti Noxon has been developing a series based on Gillian Flynn’s debut novel, Sharp Objects, for a couple of years now. But the project only really began to pick up steam recently as Amy Adams signed on to headline the series with Demolition director Jean-Marc Vallee attached to helm. Although previously speculated that the series could end up joining UnREAL on Lifetime, HBO has officially secured the television rights, adding a little extra prestige to the equation.
Following the success of David Fincher’s acclaimed Gone Girl adaptation, the long-developing series based on Gillian Flynn’s first novel, Sharp Objects, is finally picking up some steam with unREAL co-creator Marti Noxon as showrunner. Not only has Noxon found her leading lady in Amy Adams, but she’s also tapped Wild director Jean-Marc Vallee to helm, with Jason Blum of Blumhouse producing and Flynn herself on board to write. That’s quite the killer lineup.