Carrie Coon (Gone Girl) has been tapped as the female lead opposite Bill Pullman for the second installment of USA Network’s breakout drama series The Sinner. Also set for starring roles in Season 2 of the show, from Universal Cable Productions and producer Jessica Biel who played the female lead in the first season, are Natalie Paul (The Deuce) and Hannah Gross (Mindhunters).
Season 2 lures Detective Harry Ambrose (Pullman) back to his hometown in rural New York to assess an unsettling and heart wrenching crime — parents murdered by their 11-year-old son, with no apparent motive. As Ambrose realizes there’s nothing ordinary about the boy or where he came from, the investigation pulls him into the hidden darkness of his hometown. He’s pitted against those who’ll stop at nothing to protect its secrets — and a mysterious woman who proves to be a complicated, enigmatic piece to this haunting puzzle.
Coon will play Vera, a formidable, mysterious woman who struggles between upholding the ideals of the community she leads and fulfilling her own desires.
Paul will portray Heather, a detective in training from Ambrose’s hometown. She ends up calling Ambrose to consult on a double homicide with no clear motive.
Gross will play Marin, Heather’s high school best friend who disappeared from town years ago in a cloud of mystery.
Jessica Biel will executive produce Season 2 alongside Derek Simonds, Charlie Gogolak, Michelle Purple, Brad Winters and John Coles. The series is slated to return in August.
The first installment of The Sinner earned two Golden Globe nominations (for Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television and Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television for Biel), and 2 Critics’ Choice Award nominations (for Best Actor in a Movie Made for TV or Limited Series, and Best Actress in a Movie Made for TV or Limited Series)
Coon, who had a breakout role opposite Ben Affleck in Gone Girl, most recently co-starred in Avengers: Infinity War and Stephen Spielberg’s The Post alongside Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks. She’ll next star in the upcoming films Kin and Steve McQueen’s heist thriller Widows. On TV, Coon won the first ever double TCA Award for Individual Achievement in Drama for her work on both The Leftovers and Fargo. Coon is repped by UTA, Foundation Talent Management and Peikoff Mahan Law Office.
Paul is best known for her role on HBO’s The Deuce. She also starred in Sundance award winner Crown Heights opposite Lakeith Stanfield. She most recently recurred on Black Rest, You, Power, Luke Cage and miniseries Show Me a Hero. She’s repped by Gersh.
Most recently, Gross can be seen on crime drama Mindhunters, directed by David Fincher. Additional credits include Unless, Marjorie Prime, I Used to be Darker and Christmas, Again. Gross will star in the upcoming independent features Colewell, directed by Tom Quinn, and Rick Alverson’s The Mountain. She’s repped by ICM Partners and Authentic Management’s Jane Berliner.