One of the best mystery-crime dramas made in recent times, The Sinner is returning for season 3 and we can't keep calm!
This is not a drill! The mystery-crime anthology show we all got hooked with and absolutely loved is returning for season 3! Originally aired on USA Network in 2017, the horror drama caught the attention of people worldwide after it landed on the streaming giant Netflix. The mystery-crime show based on a novel by Petra Hammesfahr, a German crime writer, received major critical acclaim and detective Harry Ambrose i.e. Bill Pullman is now returning to solve another gruesome and twisted mystery, brace yourselves for The Sinner: Season 3!
And it gets better! Not only will our favorite detective be solving another mystery, but a famous face from Ryan Murphy's American Horror Story will also be joining him! According to THR, Matt Bomer, who has played parts in Freak Show and Hotel, will be now spotted in The Sinner and will be accompanying Bill Pullman. He will play the role of an expectant father named Jamie who will seek Ambrose's help.
Jessica Beil, whose performance as Cora Tannetti sent shivers down our spine, is also rumored to join the star cast once again but so far, she has only been officially confirmed as an executive producer of season 3. Jessica revealed earlier that it is possible that she might join but she isn't sure. "It's possible. It is, I think – so I think I can say that. Is it probable? I don't know." She also added that she doesn't see how her character would fit in the show anymore.
"I don't think so, simply because we're not quite sure how she would fit in anymore – in a way that would hold and maintain the integrity of the show and what we want to do with future seasons. And you know, it pains me to say that a little bit because I love this character and at one time I really thought that maybe season two would be about Ambrose and Cora. So the answer is I don't know, it could be possible. But I'm not sure, I'm not sure it will ever happen," she elaborated further.
Talking about the finale of season 2 and the future seasons (spoilers ahead), showrunner Derek Simonds said, “We wanted to look at how complicated those moments can be, but we were always approaching this as a violation of Marin. It was definitely rape. There’s no question that there is a moment when Marin is saying that she wants to stop and wants to [leave], and he does not stop. Consent was not given."
"I wanted to make sure that this seemed in the realm of possibility for the character. What we responded to in the writers’ room was this idea that we project all of these dark things onto Mosswood, and onto Vera, and onto these easy symbols of fear. And yet, it can also happen right in our own backyards, among people we know quite well. Those boundaries, we can flip through them very easily, and I think that’s what this show is about. We were trying to show the balance between things we fear that are out in the open and things we fear that aren’t," he added.
“Ambrose is our main character. We can’t resolve him quickly because he is the character we follow through these seasons. So, his journey is a longer one,” said Simonds. “I have a particular thought that would bring Ambrose on the next step of his personal journey. It’s a darker and scarier step. That’s all I’ll say.” So, a darker and more intriguing case which will feature Matt Bomer? Where do we sign up?!
As far as the release date is concerned, people are speculating the show will be out this year in November following the path of previous seasons but will surely premiere on USA Network first and will be out on Netflix later. Will you be watching The Sinner season 3? We can't wait!