The Sinner just finished its first season this week, but will there be a second? Recently, showrunner Derek Simonds spoke with The Hollywood Reporter about the future of the USA Network TV show.
The drama centers on Cora Tannetti (Jessica Biel), a young mother who commits an astonishingly violent act, which even she cannot understand. The cast also includes Bill Pullman, Christopher Abbott, Patti D’Arbanville, Grayson Eddey, Jacob Berger, Adrienne Lovette, Spenser Granese, Rileigh McDonald, Jordana Rose, Lindsay, Torrey, and Rebecca Wisocky.
There’s certainly been a lot of conversations. We can’t confirm anything right now, but we’re definitely considering ways of … this will always be an anthology series of sorts in which every season will be its own free-standing mystery that is completed by the end of that season. We’ve always had this structure in mind, we don’t quite know what form it would take in terms of who would move on to another season or not. And, like I said at the start, we can’t confirm that a season two is actually happening yet.”
And what are the chances of a renewal? Simonds says the odds are high:
The show’s been very successful for USA and critically as well, so everyone is really, really happy with the performance. We think it’s a possibility, but I can’t really say anything more than that just because I just don’t know the answer.”
What do you think? Did you watch The Sinner? Would you watch a second season?