After four seasons of mysteries, USA Network’s hit series The Sinner is set to wrap Dec. 1 with an extended series finale.Executive producer Jessica Biel helped kick off the drama in 2017 as the co lead opposite Bill Pullman, who was the one constant in the cast as Det. Harry Ambrose. Subsequent seasons have featured Carrie Coon, Matt Bomer, and Chris Messina. It’s been a huge pleasure and a privilege to be able to tell the kind of stories we have on The Sinner these past four seasons creator Derek Simonds said in a statement. UCP and USA have been ideal partners and continually supportive of our creative goals, and I’m so pleased to complete Harry Ambrose’s dramatic series-long arc as we intended in this final season he continued. A huge thank you to my partner in crime, Bill Pullman, and to the talented actors writers directors and crew who gave their all to help realize this show. It’s been an incredible journey.
Here’s the logline for the currently airing season 4 Still reeling from the trauma of a previous case a year ago the now retired Harry Ambrose travels to Hanover Island in northern Maine for a recuperative getaway with his partner Sonya Jessica Hecht. When an unexpected tragedy occurs involving the daughter of a prominent island family Ambrose is recruited to help the investigation, only to be thrown into a mystery of mounting paranoia that will turn this sleepy tourist island, and Ambrose’s life upside down.The end of The Sinner leaves USA the network behind Monk, Psych, and countless other blue sky programming with zero active original scripted series. That could change soon as former CBS procedural Nash Bridges returns next week with a movie that leaves open the possibility of full on revival.The success of a string of scripted hits, including Monk, Burn Notice, Psych, Suits and Mr. Robot, helped NBCUniversal’s USA rank as No. 1 entertainment cable network for 14 years the longest streak in TV history in the 2000s and early 2010s.
But, as streaming’s ascend started to put a damp on linear ratings it became increasingly challenging for premium scripted series to be sustained by the linear ad supported cable business model. Like other basic cable networks USA several of years ago began a programming shift away from ongoing scripted series toward more live and unscripted programming along with eventized scripted projects, like the semi anthology The Sinner, which consists of self contained seasons linked by Pullman’s character. USA, whose slate is led by WWE Raw and reality shows like Chrisley Knows Best, and Miz & Mrs. will have live sports as a major part of its portfolio as it is preparing to inherit most of NBCSN’s sports packages after the cable network shuts down Dec. 31. The end of The Sinner leaves the Chucky series reboot, which originated on Syfy and has been simulcasting on USA as the network’s only ongoing scripted series. After a solid start and buzz among fans of the popular horror franchise the new series is looking good for a renewal. There has been no word about a possible third installment of true crime anthology Dirty John, which moved to USA after a breakout first season on sibling Bravo.