Just in case you needed another reason to be excited about The Sinner season 2 over on USA, here it is: You are going to see Carrie Coon of The Leftovers and Fargo on board as a series regular.
Obviously, this is an enormous get for the series, which was already coming off of an excellent first season featuring Jessica Biel in the lead role. (Biel remains an executive producer on the project, but her on-screen involvement at the moment in season 2 is unclear.)
The main focus for the second season of the series is on Bill Pullman and his character of Harry Ambrose, a man who is brought back to his hometown in rural New York State in order to look at a horrific crime: Parents who have been murdered by their eleven-year old son. There is no clear motive for the killing, and in that way there are echoes of the story from the first season with Cora murdering Frankie. There’s a far more obvious relationship between the victims and the killer here, but there are no signs in which something was off with the boy leading up to the crime.
Coon’s role is that of “Vera, a formidable, mysterious woman who struggles between upholding the ideals of the community she leads and fulfilling her own desires.” It could be an interesting role depending on precisely how it manifests itself within the story. Bringing her on board will hopefully continue to allow USA to bring in more prestige viewers. The intriguing thing about The Sinner entering season 2 is that the first season delivered pretty enormous ratings for USA, but there are plenty of questions as to whether or not that is due to Biel’s presence or because of the critical reception. The largest concern we have is that a lot of it had to do with the idea that this was a limited series. Now, that idea is somewhat out the window.
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