The Leftovers actress and fan-favourite Carrie Coon is set to star in the second season of Netflix's crime drama The Sinner, confirms The Hollywood Reporter this morning.
The Sinner, which began on the USA Network and was picked up by Netflix, was only ever meant to survive eight episodes as a "closed-ended series". Following its mainstream success and multiple award nominations, it was announced in March this year that the show had been picked up for a second eight-episode series with a new plot.
Cora Tannetti's (Jessica Biel) story was essentially all wrapped up in Season 1, so instead Season 2 will focus on Detective Harry Ambrose (Bill Pullman) as he investigates an 11-year-old boy who murdered his two parents, seemingly without a motive. Yep, it's another thrilling "why-dunnit" premise.
As Ambrose learns, there is nothing ordinary about the young boy or where he came from in an isolated commune in rural New York.
Coon will star as Vera, the de facto leader of the mysterious commune that will play a critical role in the season.
The network is declining to comment on what role - if any - Biel's character will play in this new plot-line, though for now she seems incredibly happy to continue working as executive producer on the series.
On Wednesday, the actress and proud executive producer took to Instagram to share a glimpse of the new season, and reveal the rough airtime of the new episodes.
"Summer. Sinner. Season 2," she simply captioned a video of a car with blinking hazard lights, sitting abandoned in an eerie forest.
Of course, summer in the United States takes place during winter over here in Australia, meaning we're just months away from seeing new episodes of The Sinner on our screens!
"In our second season, we'll follow Detective Ambrose as he tracks his newest "why-dunnit," while staying true to the unique, edge-of-your-seat storytelling that captivated audiences and critics alike," President of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment Chris Cumbers says.
We can't wait... Stay tuned for more updates!