Sharp Objects premiere viewership was bigger than Big Little Lies
About 1.5 million watched the premiere of the Amy Adams-starring HBO limited series, which was HBO's most-watched debut since Westworld in 2016. Sharp Objects and Big Little Lies have been compared to each other since they both are female-fronted series starring big-name movie actresses. They also share the same director and executive producer, Jean-Marc Vallée.
- Sharp Objects took care not to exploit an "incredibly taboo topic"
- Sharp Objects is probably the biggest offender in "TV dramas are too quiet" trend
- HBO adds an end card to Sharp Objects due to its sensitive content
- HBO programming chief Casey Bloys wants to make sure female storytellers are "well represented"