“Pullman’s performance is so beautifully understated it draws you in” Deborah
Ross, The Mail on Sunday
Bill Pullman stars as Detective Harry Ambrose in the hit crime anthology The Sinner. Each self-contained season follows Det. Ambrose as he investigates a mysterious crime that seemingly defies explanation. Executive produced by Jessica Biel, this critically acclaimed thriller has earned multiple award nominations, including an Emmy nomination, two Golden Globe nominations, and a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination.
“..a whydunit instead of a whodunit.” RogerEbert.com
The Sinner was originally commissioned as an eight-part miniseries. After the huge success of the first season, the show was recommissioned as an anthology series and aired for four seasons from August 2017, to December 2021.
The series is named after the 1999 novel by German author Petra Hammesfahr on which the first season was based. The Sinner was Hammesfahr’s break through novel and was on the bestseller list in Germany for 15 months.
Jessica Biel starred alongside Bill Pullman in the first series as well as being executive producer for all 4 seasons. Discussions were had about whether to follow Biel’s character Cora (for which she earned an Emmy nomination) in Season 2 but it was ultimately decided to follow Pullman as Detective Ambrose instead. That’s the patriarchy for you.
When the show’s third season debuted it was the third most-watched show on Netflix streaming in the United States. Each season has rating of between 85% – 91% on Rotten Tomatoes.
Season One: Detective Harry Ambrose delves into the past of Cora Tannetti, a troubled woman, to determine why she stabbed a man to death.
Season Two: Ambrose returns to his hometown after a young boy named Julian Walker confesses to poisoning a couple and learns secrets that the inhabitants are determined to keep buried.
Season Three: Ambrose investigates a fatal car accident in Upstate New York and uncovers a much larger and disturbing case behind it.
Season Four: Now-retired, Ambrose travels to northern Maine to recover from the previous case. A tragedy occurs there involving the daughter of a prominent family, and he is recruited to help the investigation.
Cast: Bill Pullman, Jessica Biel, Christopher Abbott, Dohn Norwood, Abby Miller, Carrie Coon, Natalie Paul, Hannah Gross, Elisha Henig, Tracy Letts, Jessica Hecht, Parisa Fitz-Henley, Eddie Martinez, Chris Messina, Matt Bomer, Alice Kremelberg, Michael Mosley, Frances Fisher, Cindy Cheung, Ronin Wong, Neal Huff.
Extras: Deleted Scenes