Netflix Drama 'The Sinner' Is Coming Back For A Second Season

If you're a fan of Netflix's The Sinner - good news. A second season is on the way soon and we think we might have an idea of what the story is going to be like.

Picked up from the USA Network, it's been massively well received since it came onto the streaming platform.

It tells the story of a bizarre murder story and stars Jessica Biel and Bill Pullman.

Biel plays Cora Tannetti, a mother and wife who was raised in an incredibly religious family. Tannetti commits a murder for what appears to be no reason, and the whole storyline unfolds to attempt to work out what would possess her to do such a thing.

It's adapted from a book by German writer Petra Hammesfahr and as a result of its success it will be coming back again for another series.

However, Biel is unlikely to feature in the new series - though she will still stay on as an executive producer.

TV spoilers website SpoilerTV.com thinks they may just have an idea of the basic premise for the second season, which will again feature Bill Pullman as Detective Harry Ambrose.

The website said: "In the wake of the Cora Tannetti case, Detective Harry Ambrose (Bill Pullman) is called back to his hometown in distant rural New York to assess a disturbing new crime: an 11-year-old boy's horrific double-homicide & his seemingly inexplicable motive.

"As Ambrose comes to realise there's nothing ordinary about the boy or where he came from, his investigation leads him straight into the hidden darkness of his hometown and pitting him against those who'll stop at nothing to protect its secrets."

Critics have been going wild for the first season. It's got a rating of 94% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes and critic Brian Tallerico wrote on review website Roger Ebert: "I'm totally hooked on USA's The Sinner, the excellent adaptation of Petra Hammesfahr's mystery novel starring Jessica Biel, Christopher Abbott, and Bill Pullman, directed by Christine director Antonio Campos.

"At the beginning of every summer, outlets like Entertainment Weekly try to offer a selection of books that fall under the often-escapist banner of 'Beach Reads'.

"You know the kind of book they mean - something you buy in an airport gift shop and leave in the cabana before you head back to reality.

"They're often critically derided but harder to pull off successfully than they're given credit for. They require a delicate balance of plot and character, with twists that keep the pages turning and people you want to find out more about.

Credit: Netflix/USA Network
Credit: Netflix/USA Network

He continued: "They're often easy to read in a day or two because you can't put them down. If I had all eight episodes of The Sinner, I would have watched them consecutively.

"It is the television version of a page-turner, as you inch forward in your seat, waiting to see where it goes next."

We haven't got a time frame for anything just yet, but it's got a lot to live up to if it's going to be as good as season 1.

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Tom Wood

Tom Wood is a freelance journalist and LADbible contributor. He graduated from University of London with a BA in Philosophy before studying for a Masters in Journalism at the University of Salford. He has previously written for the M.E.N Group as well as working for several top professional sports clubs. Contact him on [email protected]

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