Put away those tooth-embellished dollhouses because it looks like Sharp Objects Season 2 isn't going to happen after all.
Showrunner Marti Noxon previously told fans of the show, adapted from Gillian Flynn's debut novel, that she and the author-producer were having conversations about how to potentially expand the creepy drama beyond its first season, which was first built as a miniseries.
However, at least one HBO executive has now cast doubt on that prospect.
Speaking to Deadline about Noxon's words, HBO's president of programming Casey Bloys said that he doubts there will be a follow-up to Sharp Objects' buzzy first season.
"They haven't come to us with anything, and my suspicion is one season was right for that show," Bloys explained. "I can't imagine getting everybody back. The hard thing about these things that are one season is trying to get everybody back together, but also, it feels like the one season was the right thing for that show. It was the right ending, so I think that's probably where it will stay."
That's still not a never — and we've certainly seen a so-called "limited series" at HBO get an extension thanks to audience interest — but it sounds like there's no big push from on high to make more Sharp Objects happen, either.
Noxon had previously suggested back in March that there might be more story to tell with the show's protagonist Camille (Amy Adams), since she's now discovered something so sinister about her sister. "When the truth of her life gets close, she finally moves toward it," she said, "Maybe there will be a sequel and we'll get to find out. Gillian [Flynn] and I have some thoughts on it."
However, Noxon had also echoed the same concerns as the network brass, telling The Hollywood Reporter that the series' high-profile cast — which includes Adams alongside Patricia Clarkson, Elizabeth Perkins, and more — would be hard to assemble for another season.
Sharp Objects is currently available for streaming on HBO.