Per our sister site Deadline, the cable network landed the high-profile drama in a very competitive situation, giving it an eight-episode straight-to-series order.
The story follows a reporter, Camille Preaker (played by Adams), as she faces a troubling assignment immediately following a stint at a psych hospital: to return to her hometown to cover the murders of two preteen girls. To get the story — and survive this homecoming — Camille must unravel the psychological puzzle of her own past.
Marti Noxon (UnREAL) penned the pilot and will serve as showrunner, with Flynn expected to write several episodes and director Jean-Marc Vallée (Wild) helming all the installments. All three, along with Adams, serve as executive producers.