In The Sinner, a distraught mother brutally attacks a beachgoer in broad daylight -- but nobody can quite figure out why. Jessica Biel’s passion project may debut on USA Network in just a few short weeks, but the premiere is far from the series’ beginning.
In a new video, the show’s cast and crew talk about the limited series’ origins. After Biel and her producing partner, Michelle Purple, got hold of Petra Hammesfahr’s book, the duo worked to match the material to the right talent: Soon, writer/executive producer Derek Simonds, director Antonio Campos, and actors Bill Pullman and Christopher Abbott were onboard to help bring the story to life.
“[Biel’s] the one that’s kind of bringing the whole project together,” Abbott says in the piece. “Aside from producing it and starring in it, she’s taken care of everyone, too.”
The Sinner makes its USA Network debut on Wednesday, August 2nd at 10/9c. When you’re done watching the behind-the-scenes piece, check out The Sinner showpage for trailers, interviews, and news updates.