Amy Adams stars in "Sharp Objects".

Amy Adams stars in the critically acclaimed psychological thriller Sharp Objects that will be screened on DStv's M-Net Channel 101 from Monday, October 1 at 10.05pm.

Based on the bestselling novel of the same name by author Gillian Flynn, the eight-episode series revolves around reporter, Camille Preaker, who returns to her small hometown to cover the murder of a preteen girl and the disappearance of another. 

While trying to put together a psychological puzzle from her past, she finds herself identifying with the young victims a bit too closely.

Sharp Objects was created by Emmy nominee Marti Noxon and directed by Emmy winner Jean-Marc Vallée with scripts by Marti Noxon and Gillian Flynn.

Creator and showrunner Noxon said when she first read this book, she was eager to meet Flynn as she believed Flynn was as "screwed up" as she was.

"This is a story that speaks to a part of women’s lives that we rarely address: our impulse to hurt ourselves and each other. It’s something I could personally relate to, and to see this character who is deeply flawed, but still incredibly brave in her search for the truth, was part of why this story stayed with me for so long after reading it – and it was that lingering hold that made me want to adapt it into a series," said Noxon.