Sharp Objects, a new eight-episode limited series coming soon from HBO, is shaping up to be a real event.

First of all, star power. The fabulous Amy Adams stars alongside Patricia Clarkson, Chris Messina, Eliza Scanlen, Elizabeth Perkins, Matt Craven, Henry Czerny, Taylor John Smith, Madison Davenport and Sophia Lillis.

Second, hot director power in Jean-Marc Vallée (Big Little Lies, which scored a couple of awards here and there…)

Third, a hot story. Sharp Objects is based on the novel of the same name by Gone Girl‘s Gillian Flynn, and has been adapted by Marti Noxon (Buffy the Vampire Slayer).

Fourth, an intriguing blurb: “Reporter Camille Preaker returns to her small hometown to cover the murders of two preteen girls. Trying to put together a psychological puzzle from her past, she finds herself identifying with the young victims a bit too closely.”

Sharp Objects is expected to air in July, with a home release hot on its heels.