Jessica Biel’s miniseries will return for a second season.
The news was announced by USA Network. The six-part miniseries turned anthology, The Sinner has been renewed for another eight-episode season.
Season 2 will continue to follow detective Harry Ambrose (Bill Pullman) as he explores a new crime.
“The Sinner was a huge success for USA Network,” said Chris McCumber, president of 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.”
Ambrose is returning to his hometown in upstate New York to investigate a double murder by an 11-year-old boy.
“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 of 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.”
Biel will return as an executive producer for season 2, Derek Simonds will again serve as showrunner and executive producer. Antonio Campos will return to direct and serve as exec producer.