Actress Jessica Biel is set to star in and executive produce a new crime thriller that’s in the works at USA Network.
The Hollywood Reporter’s Live Feed reports that the project, “The Sinner,” has received a pilot order from USA.
“Based on Petra Hammesfahr’s best-selling book of the same name, ‘The Sinner’ centers on a young mother who is overcome by an inexplicable fit of rage and commits a startling and very public act of violence,” THR reports. “Even worse, she has no idea why. The incident launches an inverted and utterly surprising crime thriller whose driving force is not the who or the what — but the why.”
Antonio Campos will direct the pilot, which was written by Derek Simonds.
“If picked up to series, ‘The Sinner’ would mark Biel’s first TV regular role in nearly 15 years,” THR notes. “She famously got her start on the long-running family drama ‘7th Heaven’ but departed the series after six seasons, occasionally making guest appearances thereafter.”