Created by Derek Simonds. With Bill Pullman, Dohn Norwood, Jessica Biel, Christopher Abbott. Anthology series that examines how and why ordinary people commit brutal crimes.
Young mother Cora Tannetti is overcome by an inexplicable fit of rage that leads her to commit a startling -- and very public -- act of violence, with no explanation as to why she did it. When Detective Harry Ambrose begins his investigation and grows obsessed with uncovering Cora's hidden motive, the two work together to try to get deep into her psyche to learn about the violent secrets that are hidden in her past. The eight-episode thriller -- which tries to uncover the "why" instead of the "who" or "what" -- stars Jessica Biel, who also serves as an executive producer, and Bill Pullman in the lead roles.
anthology crime drama mystery television series. Eight episodes of the program, based on the novel of the same name by German crime writer Petra Hammesfahr and originally conceived of as a "close-ended series", were ordered in January 2017 and premiered on USA Network on August 2, 2017. In March 2018, the series was renewed for a second season, also of eight episodes, which premiered on August 1, 2018, and concluded on September 19, 2018. In March 2019, the series was renewed for a third season. The third season premiered on February 6, 2020.
The first season of The Sinner received two nominations at the 75th Golden Globe Awards: Best Miniseries or Television Film and Best Actress – Miniseries or Television Film for Jessica Biel. Biel was also nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie.
In the first season, Detective Harry Ambrose (Bill Pullman) delves into the past of a troubled woman (Jessica Biel) to determine why she stabbed a man to death and has no memory of committing the crime.
In the second season, Ambrose returns to his hometown after a young boy (Elisha Henig) confesses to poisoning a couple and learns secrets that the inhabitants are determined to keep buried.
The third season will follow Ambrose as his investigation of a fatal car accident in Upstate New York reveals a much larger and disturbing case behind it