Although it was initially presented as a limited series and based upon a standalone book, HBO's Sharp Objects could very well continue into a second season — even if it is a long shot possibility at this time.
Showrunner Marti Noxon has revealed that she and Gillian Flynn, who authored the underlying novel and produced the series, are currently having some creative conversations about whether there's more story to be explored on-screen.
Appearing as key note speaker at SXSW Saturday, Noxon, the The Hollywood Reporter notes, told audiences that there may be a future for Camille (Amy Adams) after her big discovery about the twisted truth surrounding her mother and 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."
Noxon later added that she initially conceived of the show as an on-going project, but it was the cable network which made the decision to give it a limited run. However, she also cautioned that her chats with Flynn on the subject are as far as anything goes right now and added, "I do think there are certain things that are just limited, and should be. I didn't necessarily think The Handmaid's Tale needed to continue — that book is just perfect. ... It's only if you can see more [story] and see the world expanding that you should try and go for more." She'd previously told THR that she didn't believe a second Sharp Objects would be technically possible, what with the difficulty of reuniting its busy castmembers.
For what it's worth, HBO previously released Big Little Lies as a limited series but will roll out a second season of the series this year, and they're also reportedly interested in making a second season of The Night Of, despite that one being billed as a limited series as well.
Sharp Objects is currently available for streaming on HBO.