HBO is reportedly developing a limited series based on “Gone Girl” and “Sharp Objects” author Gillian Flynn’s 2009 novel “Dark Places”.

Flynn and Brett Johnson (“Ray Donovan”) will serve as co-creators, writers, and co-showrunners on the series with Guerrin Gardner (“Escape at Dannemora”) also co-creating and writing.

The story follows Libby Day, a girl whose mother and sisters were murdered in the famous 1985 ‘Satan Sacrifice of Kinnakee, Kansas’ incident. She survived and testified that her teenage brother, Ben, was the killer.

Twenty-five years later, a pair of mother/daughter true crime ‘detectives’ locate a grownup Libby and pump her for details, believing Ben is innocent. Libby, hoptng to turn a profit off her tragic history, reconnects with those involved in that night when the unimaginable truth emerges.

The property was previously adapted for the screen as the 2015 film starring Charlize Theron as the adult Libby, Corey Stoll as adult Ben along with Nicholas Hoult, Christina Hendricks, Tye Sheridan and Chloë Grace Moretz. Critics widely lambasted the movie which scored dismal reviews and made just $5.1 million at the box-office.

Theresa Kang, Caroline Garity, Andrea Iervolino and Monika Bacardi executive produce.

Source: Variety

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