"The Sinner" will be back — but may have a different face.
USA has ordered a second season of the crime drama and revealed that Bill Pullman is returning as Detective Harry Ambrose. What's unclear, though, is the involvement of star and executive producer Jessica Biel, who earned a Golden Globe nomination for her portrayal of Cora Tannetti.
At the end of Season 1, Cora was sentenced two years in a psychiatric facility for stabbing and killing a man. She attacked Frankie Belmont at a beach, in front of many witnesses and her own husband (Christopher Abbott) and son. It turned out that Frankie had accidentally killed Cora's sister years ago and then Frankie's father drugged her to forget. Those repressed memories finally bubbled up in a violent way.
The story was always intended to be close-ended. However, Biel could still make appearances as Cora, if there's a time jump, if she is released early, or if Ambrose visits her about his new case.
That new case will be an "unsettling and heart wrenching" one involving the murder of an 11-year-old boy. Per USA's official synopsis, "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. 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."
"The Sinner" Season 2 is expected to air sometime this summer.