The Sinner

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A young mother is overcome by an inexplicable fit of rage and commits a startling act of violence and to her horror has no idea why. The event launches an inverted and utterly surprising crime thriller whose driving force is not the “who” or the “what” -- but the “why” -- as an investigator finds himself obsessed with uncovering the woman's buried motive. Together they travel a harrowing journey into the depths of her psyche and the violent secrets hidden in her past.


  • Genre: Mystery, Thriller
  • Rating: 7.9 (9 votes)
  • Runtime: 45 minutes
  • Status: Continuing
  • Years: 2017 -
  • Episodes per season: 8
  • Network: USA Network


The Sinner - season 1

Season 1 (2017)

Rating: 8.0
The Sinner - season 2

Season 2 (2018)

Rating: 5.8

Characters and Actors

Nathalie Paul as Heather Novack in The Sinner

Heather Novack

Actor: Nathalie Paul
Hannah Gross as Marin in The Sinner


Actor: Hannah Gross
Bill Pullman as Harry Ambrose in The Sinner

Harry Ambrose

Actor: Bill Pullman
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Jessica Biel as Cora Tannetti in The Sinner

Cora Tannetti

Actor: Jessica Biel
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Carrie Coon as Vera in The Sinner


Actor: Carrie Coon
Also in: The Leftovers, Fargo
Elisha Henig as Julian Walker in The Sinner

Julian Walker

Actor: Elisha Henig
Natalie Paul as Heather Novack in The Sinner

Heather Novack

Actor: Natalie Paul
Nadia Alexander as Phoebe Lacey in The Sinner

Phoebe Lacey

Actor: Nadia Alexander
Jacob Pitts as JD in The Sinner


Actor: Jacob Pitts
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Enid Graham as Elizabeth Lacey in The Sinner

Elizabeth Lacey

Actor: Enid Graham
Christopher Abbott as Mason Tannetti in The Sinner

Mason Tannetti

Actor: Christopher Abbott
Also in: Girls
Abby Miller as Caitlin Sullivan in The Sinner

Caitlin Sullivan

Actor: Abby Miller
Also in: Imposters
Danielle Burgess as Maddie in The Sinner


Actor: Danielle Burgess
Eric Todd as Frankie Belmont in The Sinner

Frankie Belmont

Actor: Eric Todd
Joanna Adler as Detective Farmer in The Sinner

Detective Farmer

Actor: Joanna Adler
Kathryn Erbe as Fay Ambrose in The Sinner

Fay Ambrose

Actor: Kathryn Erbe
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Susan Pourfar as Cora's Public Defender in The Sinner

Cora's Public Defender

Actor: Susan Pourfar
Also in: Elementary
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Tracy Letts as Harry Novack in The Sinner

Harry Novack

Actor: Tracy Letts
Also in: Homeland