announced today that its acclaimed drama THE SINNER will return for a second limited season in Summer 2018. From Universal Cable Productions (UCP), the second, eight-episode season will once again feature Derek Simonds as executive producer and showrunner, Jessica Biel and Michelle Purple as executive producers through their company Iron Ocean, and Charlie Gogolak as executive producer. Brad Winters will also serve as executive producer. Antonio Campos, who directed the first three episodes of season 1, will return to direct and executive produce the first two episodes.
THE SINNER Season 2 lures Detective Harry Ambrose (Bill Pullman) back to his hometown in rural New York to assess an unsettling and heart wrenching crime — parents murdered by their 11-year-old son, 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 a mysterious woman who proves to be a complicated, enigmatic piece to this haunting puzzle.
THE SINNER’S first installment, which premiered on USA Network last summer, was the #1 new cable series of 2017. The series also garnered two Golden Globe(R) nominations (for Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television and Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television for Jessica Biel), and 2 Critics’ Choice(R) Award nominations (for Best Actor in a Movie Made for TV or Limited Series, and Best Actress in a Movie Made for TV or Limited Series).
“THE SINNER was a huge success for USA Network,” said Chris McCumber, President, Entertainment Networks for NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment. “In our second season, we’ll follow Detective Ambrose as he tracks his newest “why-dunnit,” while staying true to the unique, edge-of-your-seat storytelling that captivated audiences and critics alike.”
“Jessica, Derek, and team created a mesmeric and compelling world in the first installment of THE SINNER,” said Dawn Olmstead and George Cheeks, Co-Presidents, Universal Cable Productions and Wilshire Studios. “We are very proud of the series they have developed and it is with great excitement that we, along with our partners at USA Network, announce a new chapter in Detective Ambrose’s story, played once again by the incomparable Bill Pullman, as he embarks on a gripping new mystery.”
The second installment of THE SINNER joins USA Network’s programming lineup of original scripted series including UNSOLVED: THE MURDERS OF TUPAC AND THE NOTORIOUS B.I.G., THE PURGE, MR. ROBOT, SUITS, SHOOTER, QUEEN OF THE SOUTH and COLONY; original unscripted series CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST, AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR: NINJA VS NINJA, SECRET LIFE OF KIDS, THE CROMARTIES and THE MIZ & MRS. (WT); and popular weekly live events WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW and WWE SMACKDOWN.