Jessica Biel

Jessica Biel Is The Sinner in USA Pilot

Jessica Biel is eyeing her first series-regular TV role since bidding 7th Heaven adieu, as the star of the USA Network pilot The Sinner.

Adapted by Derek Simonds (The Astronauts Wives Club) from Petra Hammesfahr’s book of the same name, the project chronicles the aftermath when a young mother, overcome by an inexplicable fit of rage, commits a startling and very public act of violence – and to her horror has no idea why. The event launches an “inverted and utterly surprising crime thriller” whose driving force is not the who or the what, but the why.

As the series unfolds, an investigator finds himself obsessed with uncovering the mother’s buried motive, and together they “travel a harrowing journey into the depths of her psyche and the violent secrets hidden in her past.”

Biel will star in as well as executive-produce the pilot through her and Michelle Purple’s Iron Ocean Films shingle, while Simonds and director Antonio Campos will also serve as EPs.

Biel’s most recent TV credits include a Season 4 New Girl guest spot and voice work on Bojack Horseman and Family Guy.

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  1. steven says:

    Ohhhhhhhhhh… Wowwwwwwwww. And I thought seeing Mary trash the school gym was bad, but going from Heaven to Hell, oh, Jessica.

  2. Juan Ignacio Rafael Aguilar says:


  3. Liz985 says:

    So, she is officially not a movie star.

  4. Shaun says:

    Guess she is running out of cash or bored being a housewife :p

    • Lynn says:

      Running out of cash? She’s married to Justin Timberlake. She also just opened a restaurant and has a kid so doubt she’s bored. Her husband put out a song this summer and has a movie coming out, was he a bored husband or are you just sexist. An actor takes a job and no one seems to wonder why but for some reason she must need money or is a bored housewife? Maybe you’re just a sexist pig.

      • Corrina says:

        You go girl! Or maybe, she enjoys her craft like so many other’s do. We the public get to reap the benefits of great acting, male or female. Go back into your mancave, this is 2016, not the dark ages.

  5. A. D. says:


  6. Kelly says:

    Wasn’t there a movie years ago with Geena Davis that had a premise similar to this?

  7. Candace says:

    Sounds an awful lot like The Slap to me.