While Amy Adams is enough to convince me to see nearly anything, the miniseries also boasts Big Little Lies director Jean-Marc Vallée and includes Get Out's Blumhouse Productions as a producer. Patricia Clarkson, Chris Messina, Eliza Scanlen, Elizabeth Perkins and Matt Craven will co-star. Here's everything we know about it so far. The story revolves around a reporter (Amy Adams) fresh off a stay at a psych hospital who must return to her tiny hometown for her latest assignment: covering the murder of two preteen girls. This new HBO adaptation looks both stunning and disturbing, and really, what more do you need?
The eerie teaser, that debuted during the "Westworld" Season 2 premiere Sunday night, shows Adams putting together pieces of the murder case while perhaps identifying with the young victims a little too closely, as memories from her younger self (played by "It" star Sophia Lillis) haunt her in the present. As she investigates the shocking tragedy, some of the details become eerily relatable for Camille. It's a horror-filled homecoming, one Camille may not survive.
As Camille begins her investigation, we see her at a funeral, falling over in some sort of woods and there's a dollhouse, which is always a bad sign when there's mention of ghosts. Gone Girl was noted for its dark themes and suspense. Previously, Flynn's Gone Girl was turned into an excellent film by David Fincher, while her Dark Places was adapted into a rather awful film by Gilles Paquet-Brenner. Flynn also wrote the script for the upcoming Steve McQueen crime drama Widows.
The eight-episode limited drama series premieres on HBO this July.