Marti Noxon will serve as the showrunner for the eight part HBO TV series Sharp Objects. Noxon wrote the pilot based on the book by Gillian Flynn. She will also serve as a writer for the show. Noxon is known for her work with Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Prison Break, Grey’s Anatomy, Mad Men, Glee and Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce.

Having worked with a number of strong female protagonists in the last decade we feel as if Noxon will be great for Sharp Objects. She will also co-write the show with Gillian Flynn who is the brains behind the story that was published in 2006. This was Flynn’s first published novel before Dark Places and the hit movie Gone Girl.