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Sharp Objects: The story of reporter Camille Preaker

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Based on the book of the same name by The New York Times bestselling author Gillian Flynn (Gone Girl, Dark Places), this eight-episode series tells the story of reporter Camille Preaker (Adams) who 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.

Amy Adams stars, along with co-stars Patricia Clarkson, Chris Messina, Eliza Scanlen, Elizabeth Perkins and Matt Craven.

Directed by Jean-Marc Vallée from scripts by Marti Noxon and Gillian Flynn.

Executive producers are Jason Blum, Charles Layton and Jessica Rhoades, as well as Amy Adams, Gillian Flynn, Marti Noxon, Jean-Marc Vallée, Nathan Ross and Gregg Fienberg. Additional writers include co-executive producer Vince Calandra, co-producer Scott Brown, consulting producer Alex Metcalf, and Ariella Blejer & Dawn Kamoche.An Entertainment One (eOne) and Blumhouse Television production.

The eight-episode series Sharp Objects premieres July 8 at 9 pm.

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Marco Pigossi Comes to Netflix

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Netflix announced Brazilian actor Marco Pigossi has joined Netflix for a series of projects.

With a prolific career in both television and theater, the 29-year-old actor was launched into stardom in 2010 with his portrait of Cássio in the soap opera “Caras e Bocas”. Since then he has been bringing life to leading roles in various Brazilian hits and now ventures into a broader canvas: the actor will also star two upcoming series at Netflix, presenting his work to millions of people around the world in the 190 countries where the platform is available.

Marco Pigossi joins the main cast of Tidelands, a supernatural crime drama, and the first Australian Netflix original series. The project is also a first in Pigossi’s career, being his debut in acting in English.

Later in the year, back in Brazil, Pigossi lands the leading role in Netflix Brazilian Original live-action series Invisible Cities, created and directed by renowned Brazilian filmmaker Carlos Saldanha. The series, that will have its production started by the end of 2018, portrays an underground world inhabited by mythical creatures evolved from a deep lineage of Brazilian folklore.

“We are thrilled to have a talent like Marco Pigossi joining Netflix. Marco has had such an influence on Brazilian culture, and we couldn’t be more excited to be apart of his journey to reach and entertain a global audience.”, says Tesha Crawford, Netflix’s Director of International Originals Content.

“This is a great moment for me, embracing the opportunity as an actor to live the plurality and creative challenges that a partnership with Netflix presents. To have this cultural exchange and film with actors and crew from different nationalities is a huge learning, even more knowing that people all around the world will watch the result. And now also having the privilege of working in my own country with such an amazing creator as Carlos Saldanha. It is an amazing opportunity!” says Marco Pigossi.

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Adriana Ugarte in ‘Hache’ a Vibrant Netflix Original Thriller Series

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Netflix, the world’s leading internet entertainment service, announces a global series starred by Adriana Ugarte (Palmeras en la nieve, El tiempo entre costuras) and Javier Rey (Fariña) which will premiere globally in 2019.

Created and written by Verónica Fernández (Cuéntame, El Comisario, El Príncipe, Velvet Collection) and inspired by real events, Hache is the story of Helena (Adriana Ugarte) a woman catapulted to the heroin trafficking business in the Barcelona of the 60s. Hache will be a original eight-episode thriller series 60 minutes long.

“We are big fans of Javier and Adriana’s work, and couldn’t be more excited to see them both in a Netflix Original series.” said Erik Barmack, Vice President of International Originals at Netflix. “And the world that Verónica, Tomás and Jorge have created is unique, fresh, and likely to have global appeal. We’re ready to add Hache to our growing list of Spanish series intended for global audiences.”

Tomás Cimadevilla and Jorge Iglesias, Hache´s executive producers said: “At Weekend Studio we are very proud that our first project is a Netflix original series. Our company is committed to a global perspective and with Netflix this objective is guaranteed. We are confident that this is the first step towards a long and successful collaboration.”

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Everything to Know (So Far) About the Return of Big Little Lies

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If you can’t wait to get back to Monterey, you’re in good company. Here’s the most up-to-date information about the second installment of the Golden Globe and Emmy-winning series. Spoilers follow.

Who’s returning? Like a Monterey fundraising event, anyone who’s anyone will be there. Original cast members Reese Witherspoon (Madeline MacKenzie), Nicole Kidman (Celeste Wright), Shailene Woodley (Jane Chapman), Laura Dern (Renata Klein), Zoë Kravitz (Bonnie Carlson), Adam Scott (Ed Mackenzie), James Tupper (Nathan Carlson), Gordon Klein (Jeffrey Nordling), Kathryn Newton (Abigail Carlson), Iain Armitage (Ziggy Chapman), Robin Weigert (Dr. Amanda Reisman), Merrin Dungey (Detective Adrienne Quinlan), and Sarah Sokolovic (Tori Bachman) are all set to reprise their roles.

Who’s new in town? Meryl Streep has joined the cast as Celeste’s mother-in-law, Mary Louise Wright alongside other newbies, Bonnie’s mother Elizabeth (played by Crystal Fox) and second-grade teacher Michael Perkins (actor Mo McRae). Additionally, director Andrea Arnold (American Honey) will take over behind the camera.

What will it be about? The darkly comedic drama will continue to explore the malignancy of lies, the durability of friendships, the fragility of marriage and, of course, the vicious ferocity of sound parenting. Multiple characters will be dealing with Perry’s death, and the prospect of moving past a life-altering event. In short: Things could get messy.

How many episodes will there be? Seven. Season 1 writer David E. Kelley will be tackling each script, based on a story by best-selling author Liane Moriarty.

What’s happening behind the scenes? Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman will return as executive producers for the series — Kidman through Blossom Films and Witherspoon through Hello Sunshine — along with Arnold, Kelley, and Season 1 director Jean-Marc Vallée.

Additional executive producers will be Per Saari, Bruna Papandrea, Nathan Ross and Gregg Fienberg.

How will I survive the wait? Re-binge the first season, of course. Head to HBO NOW or HBO GO to find every episode, and check out this guide while you watch.

Is there still time to start? Absolutely. Check out the first episode below for free, no HBO subscription required, and start getting hooked.

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