After a long period of waiting, USA seems ready to finally move forward with The Sinner season 3. Beyond that, we’ve also found out the awesome news in that Matt Bomer will be the lead.
Today, the network confirmed that the upcoming season is going to feature Detective Harry Ambrose (Bill Pullman) in the midst of what seems to be a routine car accident in upstate New York. Of course, you can probably assume where we are going here already: It is not routine by any means. Instead, he “uncovers a hidden crime that pulls him into the most dangerous and disturbing case of his [entire] career.” Given what he’s done within the first two seasons of the show, that is a mighty big statement. Consider this The Sinner taking things up a notch.
So who is Bomer set to play? His character is named Jamie, and he is a local resident with an upstanding reputation and is also a father-to-be. He’s going to look to Ambrose for support following what happens in the accident. Odds are, there is more to this guy than meets the eye and this season is going to help to fully explore that. The Sinner is one part murder mystery and another part psychological thriller. Even if you often know the responsible parties from the start, there are deeper layers to unpack and often discover. Watching this show at times can be like eating a really good stew that’s been on the stove for hours — as you’re working your way through it, you eventually uncover some new flavors and profiles that you didn’t think were there. Things get more and more intricate, and you only hope that by the time you’re done, the end result is satisfying.
The Sinner season 3 does mark a reunion-of-sorts for Bomer on USA, as he previously appeared on the network’s White Collar for many years — this is widely considered to be his breakout role. Since this time, he has gone on to appear in The Normal Heart, American Horror Story, Doom Patrol, and also The Last Tycoon over on Amazon. We’re game to see him in a role that is especially dark, one where there are demons lurking underneath the surface and it is up to Ambrose to both find them and then eventually extract them.
To go along with all of this, we’re also just grateful to know that The Sinner is coming back in the first place. Its status was unknown for most of the past four or five months — while season 2 was excellently-paced and featured yet another great performance from Pullman alongside Carrie Coon, it seems to be forgotten about by important TV people. Hopefully, that is not something that lasts leading into the Emmys.
The premiere date for The Sinner season 3 remains to be announced.
What do you most want to see from Matt Bomer on The Sinner season 3?
Also, does this make you somehow more hopeful that a White Collar revival can happen someday? Be sure to share in the comments below! (Photo: USA.)