The Sinner Season 2 Lands Carrie Coon to Star Opposite Bill Pullman

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Jessica Biel took our breath away with her performance in The Sinner Season 1.

Now one of the best actresses available, Carrie Coon, leads a trio of women cast opposite Bill Pullman for The Sinner Season 2.

Biel will still be on board in an executive producer capacity, and joining Coon in front of the camera will be Natalie Paul and Hannah Gross.

Carrie Coon

Coon most recently starred in critically acclaimed roles on HBO's The Leftovers and FX's Fargo.

Paul is known for her work on HBO's The Deuce and Gross appeared on the Netflix hit, Mindhunters.

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The Sinner Season 2 will focus on Pullman's character, Harry Ambrose, who is pulled back to his hometown in rural New York to investigate an unsettling and heart-wrenching crime — parents murdered by their 11-year-old son, with no apparent motive.

As Ambrose realizes there’s nothing ordinary about the boy or where he came from, the investigation pulls him into the hidden darkness of his hometown.

The Truth Is Out There - The Sinner Season 1 Episode 3

He’s pitted against those who’ll stop at nothing to protect its secrets — and a mysterious woman who proves to be a complicated, enigmatic piece to this haunting puzzle.

According to THR, Coon will star as Vera, is the formidable and de facto leader of a mysterious commune that will play a critical role in season two.

Vera is a spiritual seeker who has turned her back on the world and passionately dedicated herself to creating a utopia and upholding its ideals.

What she believes to be an enlightened community, others see as a cult, and she will have to utilize her grit and cunning to fight battles, both personal and cultural, that pull her in all directions.

It sure sounds like she's responsible for the darkness that has overtaken Pullman's hometown, and if there's anything more fascinating than a cult, it would be one with a woman at the helm. 

Natalie Paul Hannah Gross

Paul will play Heather, a detective in training from Ambrose’s hometown. She will be the person who calls on Ambrose for help in the highly distressing double homicide. 

Gross will play Marin, Heather’s high school best friend and someone who disappeared from town years ago in a cloud of mystery.

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What are the odds she's somewhere with Vera either trying to live up to her utopian expectations or having failed and giving her fresh gardens much-needed fertilizer?

The Sinner was one of USA's most well-received shows of 2017 as well as a critical hit, receiving Golden Globes and Critics' Choice nominations.

Are you excited for the return for The Sinner? Does the story pique your interest? If you didn't see the first season, you can watch The Sinner online via TV Fanatic. 

The Sinner is expected to return in August 2018.

Carissa Pavlica is the managing editor and a staff writer and critic for TV Fanatic. She's a member of the Critic's Choice Association, enjoys mentoring writers, cats, and passionately discussing the nuances of television and film. Follow her on Twitter and email her here at TV Fanatic.

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The Sinner Quotes

Cora: No. I've never met him before.
Det. Leroy: Then why kill him?
Cora [sneers]: Because they were playing that music and they were turnin' it up.

Ron: You should go to the station.
Lorna: You need to eat something.