Will There Be A Season 2 Of Sharp Objects?

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UPDATE: The Sharp Objects showrunner has given fans the smallest hope that Camille and Amma will return to our screens. Following last night's unbelievable season 1 finale, Vanity Fair asked Marti Noxon to expand on her original statement that there were no plans for a second season of the HBO show, and she conceded that it's not totally out of the question.
"I mean, I never say never, I guess," she told the outlet. "I think for us, it's less about whether...you know, that team, it was pretty hard to assemble in the first place. The idea of doing [that again] seems next to impossible." However, we're going to choose to listen to that tiny possibility she mentioned instead, and start crossing our fingers.
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Original article published below on August 20 at 11:30 a.m.
There's only one more episode of Sharp Objects left, so you know what that means: Time to start crossing our fingers for a renewal. While the pace of the show suggests that the final episode will coincide with the original Gillian Flynn book's ending, some fans are still hoping HBO will give the Amy Adams hit life beyond its source material.
"idk how sharp objects ends but can we PLEASE get a season 2??????????????" one fan tweeted.
"so now i'm gonna watch the latest ep of sharp objects and it hasn't finished yet and i already need a season 2," said another.
However, it's been hard to figure out just how likely that blessing would be. Both Adams and showrunner Marti Noxon have dashed hopes of Camille Preaker coming back to our screens, with Noxon saying "This is it, so bask in it while you can" and Adams taking a step back for the sake of her mental health:
“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.”
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But actor Chris Messina, who plays detective Richard Willis in the series, is sending mixed messages.
"I’d work with these people for the next 20 years," he told Elle. "There was only one book, and no one ever expressed to me where it would go. But I would be open."
However, he also admitted that he's a fan of keeping things short and (in the case of Sharp Objects, not so) sweet.
"I do like that it's limited, that it’s [essentially] an eight-hour movie," he added. "Can you imagine if this was a two-hour movie? I would hardly be in it. So the fact that it’s eight hours and we can spend time roaming around…I’m kind of cool with that, to be honest with you."
The Sharp Objects finale airs Sunday, August 26.
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