Jessica Biel to Star in USA Drama Pilot ‘The Sinner’

Potential series is based on Petra Hammesfahr’s book of the same name

Last Updated: September 7, 2016 @ 2:26 PM

Jessica Biel will star in and executive produce “The Sinner,” a crime thriller pilot for USA Network.

The potential series is based on the Petra Hammesfahr book of the same name, and will see Biel play young mother who, overcome by an inexplicable fit of rage, commits a startling and very public act of violence – and to her horror has no idea why.

Meanwhile, a rogue investigator finds himself obsessed with uncovering the woman’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 is producing along with her producing partner Michelle Purple through their company Iron Ocean Films.

The pilot was written and created by executive producer Derek Simonds. Antonio Campos will direct the pilot and also serve as an executive producer.

Biel, who started her career on WB’s “7th Heaven,” most recently starred in indie movies “A Kind of Murder” and “The Book of Love.” She’s represented by WME and LBI Management.