Chris Messina to Star on ‘The Sinner’ Season 3

“Mindy Project” alum joins Matt Bomer and Bill Pullman on third installment of USA Network anthology series

Last Updated: August 1, 2019 @ 9:37 AM

Chris Messina has joined Season 3 of USA Network’s “The Sinner.” The “Mindy Project” alum will star opposite previously announced leads Matt Bomer and Bill Pullman in the third season of the crime anthology series.

The “Sharp Objects” actor will play Nick Haas, a college friend to Jamie (Bomer). Per USA Network, “a surprise visit years later unexpectedly alters the course of their friendship and their lives.”

Here’s the description for “The Sinner” Season 3:

“The Sinner’s” third installment follows Detective Harry Ambrose (Bill Pullman) as he begins a routine investigation of a tragic car accident on the outskirts of Dorchester, in upstate New York. Ambrose uncovers a hidden crime that pulls him into the most dangerous and disturbing case of his career.

Derek Simonds returns as executive producer and showrunner for Season 3, with former “Sinner” star Jessica Biel and Michelle Purple executive producing through their Iron Ocean banner. Charlie Gogolak and Willie Reale are also executive producers. Adam Bernstein (“Fargo,” “Breaking Bad”) is set to direct the first two episodes and will also executive produce. “The Sinner” hails from UCP (Universal Content Productions).

Aside from “Sharp Objects” and “The Mindy Project,” Messina’s other TV credits include “The Newsroom” and “Damages.” On the film side, he’s starred in “Julie & Julia,” “Away We Go” and “Vicky Christina Barcelona.”

He will next be seen in DC’s “Birds of Prey,” the Noomi Rapace-led “The Secrets We Keep,” Ben Stiller’s thriller “Dark Cargo” and Gia Coppola’s “Mainstream.”

He is repped by Management 360, CAA and Gender Kelly.