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The Sinner 

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Anthology series that examines how and why ordinary people commit brutal crimes.

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Derek Simonds
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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 7 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Bill Pullman ...  Harry Ambrose 16 episodes, 2017-2018
Dohn Norwood ...  Dan Leroy 9 episodes, 2017-2018
Jessica Biel ...  Cora Tannetti 8 episodes, 2017
Christopher Abbott ...  Mason Tannetti 8 episodes, 2017
Carrie Coon ...  Vera Walker 8 episodes, 2018
Natalie Paul ...  Heather Novack 8 episodes, 2018
Abby Miller ...  Caitlin Sullivan 8 episodes, 2017
Hannah Gross ...  Marin Calhoun 8 episodes, 2018
Elisha Henig ...  Julian Walker 8 episodes, 2018
Tracy Letts ...  Jack Novack / ... 8 episodes, 2018
Danielle Burgess ...  Maddie 8 episodes, 2017
Enid Graham ...  Elizabeth Lacey / ... 7 episodes, 2017
C.J. Wilson ...  William 7 episodes, 2017
David Call ...  Andy 'Brick' Brickowski 7 episodes, 2018
Jay O. Sanders ...  Chief Tom Lidell 7 episodes, 2018
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Storyline

Follows the story of a young woman who commits a horrific act of violence and rage, and to her surprise, has no idea why. The investigator who becomes obsessed with the case is determined to dig into her past and figure out why this is happening.

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Everyone knows she did it. No one knows why.


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TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 August 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Sinner See more »

Filming Locations:

New City, New York, USA See more »

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Stereo

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Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Trivia

Jessica Biel was nominated for the 2018 Emmy Award in the Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie category for her role as Cora Tannetti in The Sinner (2017), but lost to Regina King from Seven Seconds (2018). See more »

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Featured in The 75th Golden Globe Awards (2018) See more »

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Definitely a solid, slow-burn show
9 September 2017 | by AnonymousFilmLover26See all my reviews

This show, "The Sinner" is certainly a slow-burn show. It won't appeal to everyone; and the episodes do move slowly, but with purpose - to build a greater sense of tension and curiosity in the viewer. It's a little extra-sexual in parts, (and I agree with the comment on Ambrose, I feel like his sexual preferences/habits aren't really central to the plot of the show) but for the most part, this too is purposeful...Cora (Jessica Biel) was obviously abused and extremely oppressed as a kid, so she's had less freedom to find herself than the average (30 -something?) woman.

Out of "Somewhere Between", this show, and "Midnight, TX", this is the one I find myself coming back to. It's dark, moody, you KNOW something's just not right but what is it???

Start watching, and keep watching, to find out.


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