Biel, who also is an executive producer, is a revelation here, playing a woman who’s lost her grasp on reality, walking through life in some kind of a fog.
We know the who, but not the why.
That’s the gist (and tagger) behind the new USA thriller, “The Sinner,” which debuts at 9 p.m. Wednesday on Spectrum channel 27.
Jessica Biel is Cora Tanner, a young wife and mother who inexplicably commits a horrendous, violent crime. She appears to have no motive.
Or does she?
Detective Harry Ambrose (played by veteran actor Bill Pullman), who is a bit unhinged himself, believes she does. By the end of the pilot, viewers may believe so too, with flashbacks from Cora’s past and the crime itself offering early hints.
The eight-episode series is based on Petra Hammesfahr’s book of the same name, with Derek Simonds as creator and executive producer. Among the cast is Nebraska actor Abby Miller, who plays a police officer who interacts with Cora immediately following Cora’s crime.
“The Sinner” premieres on August 2nd on USA at 10/9c