The well-received drama will return for Season 2.
March 16, 2018
USA Network announced today that The Sinner is being brought back for a second season. Originally billed as a limited series, the Jessica Biel-starring drama turned out to be a big hit for the cable network. And as has happened before with the likes of HBO's Big Little Lies and Fox's Wayward Pines, series planned for a single run that end up being successful are often renewed thanks to their strong performance.
The Sinner premiered last summer and immediately made its mark both critically and in the ratings. When all was said and done, the show ended up ranking as the top new cable series of 2017. There was also recognition by the Golden Globes and Critics' Choice Awards. While not taking home any hardware, the show did receive two nominations from each.
The first season of The Sinner starred Biel as a young mother who, after being overcome by an inexplicable fit of rage, commits a shocking act of violence with apparently no reason behind it. When an investigator, played by Bill Pullman, becomes obsessed with uncovering the woman's buried motive, the two end up on a harrowing journey into the depths of her psyche and the violent secrets hidden in her past.
Season 2 will follow Pullman's character on a new "why-dunnit" murder case. There is no word as to whether Biel's character will be a part of the new season, but if she is it will likely be in a much reduced capacity.
03/18/18 at 07:02pm
Magic in a bottle??? What're you smokin' Raylan125?? This was more like a fart in the wind! Or something swirling the bowl....
03/18/18 at 03:23am
My best guess is it will most likely be a different story with Pullman trying to find out the reason (motive) for the crime - much the same as the show Motive, but those were one hour episodes.
03/17/18 at 11:59am
First and last ... it was based off of a book. It obviously was a well thought out book enough to be turned into a mini series. I thought Jessica Biel was excellent in it. Not sure why it would be renewed especially if it will have a completely different theme.
03/17/18 at 11:45am
Sometimes you can't catch magic in a bottle twice. This has potential train wreck all over it. Look at Wayward Pines irrelevant, awful and confusing second season.
03/17/18 at 07:18am
I liked this show too, though I also believed some of the episodes were not completely necessary. Not as many as Truther, but definitely some could have been dropped. I also don't get this whole thing of renewing "limited series" which we used to call mini-series back in the day. It tells as story. When the story is done, it is done. Renewing it doesn't make sense and all too often those renewed series only go one more season. The second unplanned season just doesn't have the same impact as the original. I will probably watch to see what they do with it, but my expectations are not high. That being said, I do love Bill Pullman and I hope it goes well for him.
03/16/18 at 11:19pm
Thanks for your helpful comments Suzanne! I watched the first episode and expected to have no interest. However, it looked like it might be good so I recorded all of it. Yet I’m so behind on everything, I might never get to it,
03/16/18 at 03:45pm
I really liked this show, but I am getting very annoyed at all the shows that are being billed as "limited series" and then being renewed. It feels like a dishonest bait and switch to me. Why bother to create the term when obviously money, as always, wins out, and the "limited" part is throw out the window. This has quickly become a pet peeve for me.
03/16/18 at 02:20pm
I can't believe they renewed this. All you needed to see in the first season were episodes 1, 2 and 8. All other episodes were COMPLETELY superfluous. And the season ended in a really anticlimactic manner. Renewing this is like bringing back ABC's Lost after it's ending.