The Sinner (TV series)

2017 American crime drama television series

The Sinner is an American anthology crime drama mystery television series. The first season is based on the novel of the same name by German crime writer Petra Hammesfahr. The series was meant to be a "close-ended series" of eight episodes that aired on USA Network from January to August 2017. A second season aired in 2018. The show's third season aired in early 2020.

The Sinner
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Based onThe Sinner
by Petra Hammesfahr
Developed byDerek Simonds
Composer(s)Ronit Kirchman
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons3
No. of episodes24 (list of episodes)
Executive producer(s)
Producer(s)Donna E. Bloom
Production location(s)
Camera setupSingle-camera
Running time40–46 minutes
Production company(s)
DistributorNBCUniversal Television Distribution
Original networkUSA Network
Picture format1080i (HDTV)
Original releaseAugust 2, 2017 (2017-08-02) –
present (present)
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The series stars Bill Pullman as Detective Harry Ambrose. Other cast members of the show include Jessica Biel, Christopher Abbott, Carrie Coon, Natalie Paul, Elisha Henig, Tracy Letts, Matt Bomer and Chris Messina.[1]


  1. Greene, Steve (February 6, 2020). "The Sinner Review: Season 3 Tweaks Its Format and Swaps Out Mystery for Anxiety". IndieWire. Retrieved April 1, 2020.

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