Gillian Flynn, Amy Adams, Patricia Clarkson and Marti Noxon attend HBO's Sharp Objects Los Angeles premiere.
By Jeff Kravitz / FilmMagic for HBO
For a while now the question Whether we could expect a second season of Sharp Objects seemed like a solid answer. Last month, HBO chief cited Casey Bloys the dark material of the show as a reason why his star Amy Adams was not interested in a return. The series also included the entirety of Gillian Flynn's book of the same name – though a similar detail did not prevent Big Little Lies from expanding beyond its source material into a second season.  At the time, the series Show Runner and producer Marti Noxon agreed with Bloys, saying that their team did not even discuss a season two. One month later, however, her answer is a little different. 19659007] "I mean, I never say never, I think," she said in an interview, when she was asked how firm the "no" really was. She continued, "I think it's less a question of whether … you know, this team, it was pretty hard to assemble, the idea of making [that again] seems almost impossible." The likelihood of a second Season of this series is somewhere between "never say never" and "almost impossible".
It should be remembered that Big Little Lies was in a similar position at the time of her first season-finale last year, with the stars of the return and the serial director Jean-Marc Vallée said emphatically against the idea: "No, no, that's the perfect ending, there's no way, there's no reason to do Season 2," he said in April 2017. "That should be a one-time deal, and it ends up so the audience can imagine what's going to happen – if we do a season 2, we'll break that beautiful thing and spoil it. "Never say never, Vallée; The producer stars of Big Little Lies moved on anyway without their original director and knocked Andrea Arnold into his place
. But overall motivation is probably not as strong HBO should continue after Sharp Objects . It's one thing to replace someone behind the camera; Most viewers will not know the difference between the two directors of Big Little Lies. But it is another to consider Sharp Objects without Adams in the middle. And after the tribute that this project has paid against the actress – describing the loss of sleep and the fight against self-contempt while playing her mentally fragile character – it is hard to imagine her changing her mind.
And during Sharp Objects Next season's Big Little Lies Season 2 is not quite as well represented as Vallée's juicy Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon Drama. Big Little Lies The first season was very dark and included material such as domestic violence and sexual assault – though this darkness was mitigated by compulsively observable soap operas. Sharp Objects did not have the same bright summer vigil to mitigate its own pitch-black issue: child murder, self-harm, substance abuse, and child abuse.
Noxon has flagged some of these reactions to television viewers who feel uncomfortable when confronted with female protagonists. In Big Little Lies men carry the burden of villainy. However, in Sharp Objects, most men are passively harmful; instead, it is the women who are the monsters. Noxon, an industrial vet, is quite familiar with the inconvenience this can cause; Criticism endured while Buffy the Vampire Slayer entered the controversial Dark Season 6 and with the similarly caustic Season 1 of Unreal broke new ground, Noxon says that while there were some advances she makes still 20 decades later the same pushback.
"Where we were 20 years ago, with Buffy and this kind of intolerance, seeing only the women who can be portrayed in the same way as men, it's really shifted," said Noxon. "We're still dealing with the 'sympathetic note.' If they're mothers – if they're mothers, it's a very different wormbox."
Still during Big Little Lies Sharp Objects made the audience dangle a bit when it came to what Camille, Amma, and Adora revealed after their final twist. I think that most limited series should stay that way. But if the Preaker Crellin saga was to go off for another season, it would not matter to dubious fans. Especially when, as Big Little Lies, Sharp Objects Meryl Streep for the second round