If you haven’t binged the fuck out of The Sinner yet, immediately stop reading this, stop working, run home and lock yourself in your room until you’re done. There is no other way.
If you have – HELLO. Welcome to the cult of The Sinner, the sleeper hit that has generated mucho levels of conversation in the PEDESTRIAN.TV office, let me tell you. It has also led to me personally bullying every single person I know into watching the series, and at one point chucking a tanty because someone deigned to start The Punisher before The Sinner. The rudeness, I tell you.
The show centres around Cora Tannetti (Jessica Biel), who absolutely seems not very okay to begin with. She’s casually hanging with her adorable family on the beach, when she spots a hot couple nearby that are annoying the hell out of her – and then, all of a sudden, she wanders over and brutally stabs the dude to death.
Dramatic, no? The rest of the series is a ‘whydunit’ – why did Cora murder a man who just seemed to be annoyingly enjoying a beach hang? Not-even-spoiler-alert – there’s more to it.
Biel’s been nominated for a Golden Globe, which just WARMS MY HEART because one of the major reasons this show is so epic is her stellar performance.
Now, Biel – who also produced the series – is doing interviews obviously – and she’s hinted that season 2 could very much be a reality.
“Initially, the show was genuinely conceived as a limited series so it was a surprise to us as well that, with the amazing viewership and the incredible journey that this show has taken, it was even a possibility to come back,” she told Entertainment Weekly.
“Even getting over that has been interesting. But now that it is a possibility, we are really diving deeply with our creative team, our writers’ room. We’re hoping to set it up and see if we can come up with some amazing and interesting stories”
For all the skeptics out there (me) who felt (NO SPOILERS I PROMISE) the series ended in a relatively finalised way that doesn’t lend toward a season 2 – Biel’s got your back.
“If we get to come back, we’re starting fresh again,” she said. “We will figure it out if it’s possible, but we want to be authentic to the show.”
Theories that the second season may completely change location and cast – like True Detective – are strongly swirling, but whatever the case there’s surely no chance Netflix is gonna pass up the fresh wave of boonta streaming traffic, right?