Gone Girl author Gillian Flynn’s debut novel Sharp Objects to be adapted for TV

The writer is working with Entertainment One television to turn her murder mystery novel into a series


Just a few months left until the release of Gillian Flynn’s highly anticipated movie adaptation of Gone Girl, and now the author has more exciting news.


Canada-based production company Entertainment One television is turning the author’s debut novel, Sharp Objects, into a one-hour drama series, says Entertainment Weekly.

The novel is a suspenseful mystery about troubled reporter Camille Preaker who has recently been discharged from  psychiatric hospital where she was being treated after self-harming. Her first assignment back on the job sends her back to her hometown to cover the murders of two preteen girls. There, her own childhood memories come back to haunt her. While she’s unraveling the truths of the murder case, she finds herself identifying with the slain victims and having to confront her past and fight her own demons.


Flynn will executive produce along with Jason Blum (Paranormal Activity, Insidious) and Charles Layton. Marti Noxon will be the showrunner and writer. Her previous credits include Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Mad Men, Glee and Grey’s Anatomy.