Jessica Biel is returning to TV to star in a show called The Sinner. USA Network recently announced the show as their first series pickup of 2017, which Biel will also executive produce.
The Sinner is based on the best-selling book written by Petra Hammesfahr.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the show will be an anthology and each season will be close-ended:
The Sinner centers on a young mother (Biel) who is overcome by a fit of rage and commits a public act of violence. The incident launches a surprising crime thriller whose driving force is not the who or the what—but the why. A rogue investigator (Bill Pullman) finds himself obsessed with uncovering the woman’s motive, and together they travel a path into her psyche and the secrets hidden in her past.
Given the name, we’re guessing Biel’s role on the show will be a little different than the one of a preacher’s kid on 7th Heaven. Despite the differences, it’s safe to assume The Sinner will definitely be dealing with some spiritual themes.