The first season of The Sinner – which aired in the UK on Netflix – was, quite simply, astounding. With excellent performances by Jessica Biel (who sadly isn’t returning for season 2) and Bill Pullman, we waded deeper and deeper episode by episode into a complex web of crime and conspiracy.
The first season became 2017’s highest-rated new show on cable, and was nominated for multiple Golden Globes. The Guardian called it “satisfying and horrible”, admiring how “a more traditional show would turn the relationship between Biel and Pullman into a cat and mouse, but that isn’t really the case here. The mouse is splayed out on the floor begging to be eaten and the cat can’t understand why.”
I won’t ruin what happens but seriously, if you haven’t seen it yet then you absolutely have to. It’s your ShortList homework for the weekend.
Executive produced by Jessica Biel, the second season will follow Detective Harry Ambrose (Bill Pullman) who returns to his hometown in rural New York to assess an unsettling and heart wrenching crime – parents murdered by their 11-year-old son (Elisha Henig), with no apparent motive.
As Ambrose realizes there’s nothing ordinary about the boy or where he came from, the investigation pulls him into the hidden darkness of his hometown. He’s pitted against those who’ll stop at nothing to protect its secrets – and the mysterious Vera (Carrie Coon) who proves to be a complicated, enigmatic piece to this haunting puzzle.
And the USA Network, the show’s home in the States, has now revealed its season 2 US premiere date (August 1) along with some tantalising episode and behind-the-scenes promo images.
First, here’s the cool little teaser clip…
And these are the fascinating images from the upcoming season…
GOD I’M SO EXCITED FOR THIS SHOW TO COME BACK!
(Images: The Sinner / USA Network / Netflix)