The acclaimed drama will return in 2020.
March 6, 2019
USA Network announced today that The Sinner has been picked up for a third season. Originally billed as a limited series, the Bill Pullman-starring drama has turned out to be a big hit for the cable network, with each season focusing on an all-new crime.
The Sinner premiered in 2017 and immediately made its mark both critically and in the ratings. The show ended up ranking as the top new cable series of the year, paving the way for more installments to come.
Season 1 starred Jessica Biel as a young mother who commits a shocking act of violence for no apparent reason. Investigator Harry Ambrose, played by Pullman, becomes obsessed with uncovering the woman's buried motive, and the two end up on a harrowing journey into her troubled past.
Season 2 brought back Pullman's character on a new "why-dunnit" murder case, where he returns to his hometown after a young boy kills a couple who were looking after him.
Today's Season 3 announcement confirmed that Matt Bomer will be joining the series as an upstanding Dorchester resident and father-to-be who seeks support in the wake of an accident. All we know about the main story line at this point is that Detective Ambrose uncovers a hidden crime during a routine investigation that sets him on the most dangerous case of his career.
02/24/20 at 09:11pm
Season 1 I liked because Jessica Biels was very good and so was the sleep walking actor Pullmam. Season 2 I skipped. Season 3 I started to watch, in part because I like Matt Bomer, but I just quit because I don’t want to watch a story about gay angst. The first two episodes laid out the story I definitely have no interest in. Matt Bomer was great in it (and I’ve known he was gay since his guest appearances on Chuck). I didn’t care for a lot of the latter part of season 1 where Jessica Biel’s character, and her sister, were attracted to and submissive to cool drugged-up evil men (rather a guy with the credentials of Charley Manson). That part of the story might actually have been realistic but I found it dull. Season 3 is bound to be dull and ugly despite the great acting of Bomer and the great sleep walking acting of Pullman. Bomer’s character’s old boyfriend was effective, and the story looked well executed, but there is no saving this weird stuff for me.
03/11/19 at 07:46am
Hey Ed... did you realize yet that I was the one who corrected the actual guy who said that Bill Pullman was dead? Reading before ranting is always a good thing...
03/08/19 at 02:27pm
I am not quite dead yet!
03/08/19 at 12:42pm
Phil...Bill Pullman is NOT dead... that's Bill Paxton... you do realize your post is written the day they announced Bill Pullman as returning? Right...so... not dead...
03/07/19 at 01:18am
Bill Pullman absolutely crushes it in this series. Excited to see what they have in store for us in season 3.
03/07/19 at 01:06am
Is Bill Pullman The Sinner? He was a brain surgeon for mental ill ess when he went paranoid in Brain Dead.
03/06/19 at 06:08pm
Kevin, Bill Pullman is alive and well... Did you mean Bill Paxton?
03/06/19 at 04:42pm
Bill Pullman is dead.... so... not likely in season 3
03/06/19 at 03:05pm
Great News !! Can't wait !!
03/06/19 at 11:40am
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