‘The Sinner’ is an American anthology crime drama mystery series that is based on the novel of the same name by German crime writer Petra Hammesfahr. The series airs on USA Network, and first premiered on August 2, 2017. It was initially conceived as a close-ended series before its popularity prompted the network to request more seasons. Derek Simonds has adapted the story for television, while Midnight Choir Inc., Zaftig Films, Iron Ocean, and Universal Cable Productions are the companies behind the project. Jessica Biel, Michelle Purple, Derek Simonds, Antonio Campos, and Charlie Gogolak are on board as the executive producers, while Bradford Winters and John David Coles joined on in the sophomore season.
The series is easily one of the darkest and most disturbing shows and brings a twist as a ‘whydunnit’ instead of a ‘whodunnit’, which is mostly the case for crime mysteries. The show has been loved by audiences and critics alike. While it has gathered a steady fan following, which only seems to be increasing over the seasons, critics have praised the series for its unpredictable narrative, and solid performance, especially from Jessica Biel. They admitted that the show was so dark and compelling that once it drew viewers in, it was difficult to get out without watching the entire thing. That is exactly what one looks for in a crime mystery, and ‘The Sinner’ delivers effortlessly.
The Sinner Cast: Who is in it?
The cast of ‘The Sinner’ keeps changing over the seasons, as the idea was to make a tightly wrapped show, which means, the stories are exhausted in one season itself, instead of rambling on across seasons. While there are certain overlapping characters across the seasons, most of the cast members get changed. The initial season has Jessica Biel play the role of the protagonist, Cora Tannetti, while Christopher Abbott plays Mason Tannetti. Dohn Norwood plays the role of Detective Dan Leroy across the seasons. Carrie Coon of ‘The Leftovers’ and ‘Fargo‘ fame is also part of the cast as the lead in the sophomore season.
Bill Pullman plays the role of Detective Harry Ambrose. He will be the lead in the upcoming season, and Variety has reported that Matt Bomer, who is famous for his role in ‘White Collar‘, is joining the cast as well. In all the seasons, the main cast is enriched by the presence of a strong supporting cast, who help keep the intensity of the mystery alive, and keeps the viewers on the edge of their seats, making this show a resounding success.
Viewers will be interested to know that the series is held together by the same detective taking on the cases, that is, Ambrose.