"The Sinner" Season 3: Jamie Gets An Unexpected Visitor; Ambrose Is Just Fine Where He's At, Thank You Very Much [PREVIEW]

USA Network and Bill Pullman's Detective Harry Ambrose are back on the case for a third season of award-winning mystery-thriller anthology The Sinner. Though the season's case files won't be open for another 24 hours (premiering Thursday, February 6), it's never too late to get a look at what new "sins" await Ambrose.

In this case, a fatal hit-and-run in Upstate New York spirals into something larger and deadlier – putting Matt Bomer's (Doom Patrol) Jamie on a path that leads directly to our detective – and to the truth.

One problem: while Ambrose wants to bring the truth to light, Bomer's Jamie is more than happy to keep it – and possibly other things – buried.

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Now we're getting two new previews of the returning series. In the first clip, Jamie gets an unexpected visitor in the form of old college friend Chris Messina's Nick Haas – who wastes no time working his way into Jamie's live… and mind:

In this clip, Ambrose wants to make it clear: he's not going anywhere anytime soon…

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In this previously-released scene, Ambrose and Jamie demonstrate how tragedy can change your perspective – something both are a little too familiar with:

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In the following three behind-the-scenes videos, the cast and creative team beind The Sinner examine the dangerous relationships among the men in the story; how Ambrose becomes more empathetic; and how this season will feel very "Jekyll/Hyde" on a number of levels:

Executive producer and Season 1 star Jessica Biel offered viewers insight into how this season stays true to the spirit of the series while still carving out its own uniqueness:

Here's a look at the official trailer for the third season of The Sinner, followed by a date announcement video from Bomer and "national treasure" Pullman:

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Pullman and Bomer are joined by Chris Messina (Sharp Objects), Jessica Hecht (Special), Parisa Fitz-Henley (Marvel's Jessica Jones), and Eddie Martinez (Orange Is the New Black) on the series. Season 1 star Jessica Biel returns to executive produce, alongside Michelle Purple, Charlie Gogolack, Willie Reale, and Adam Bernstein. Produced by Universal Content Productions (UCP), Derek Simonds returns as series showrunner, with Adam Bernstein (Fargo, Breaking Bad) set to direct the first two episodes.

The third season of The Sinner follows Detective Harry Ambrose (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.

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THE SINNER — "Part I" Episode 301 — Pictured: Bill Pullman as Detective Lt. Harry Ambrose — (Photo by: Peter Kramer/USA Network)

Here's a look at the updated cast of characters:

● Succeeding Biel and Carrie Coon as the season's co-lead, Bomer's Jamie is an upstanding Dorchester resident and expectant father who looks to Ambrose for support in the wake of the accident.

● Messina's Nick Haas is a college friend to Jamie. A surprise visit years later unexpectedly alters the course of their friendship and their lives.

● Hecht's Sonya is a successful painter living a secluded life in Dorchester who meets Ambrose (Pullman) when he investigates the car accident on her property.

● Fitz-Henley's Leela Burns is Jamie's (Bomer) expectant wife and the stylish Brooklyn-born owner of a boutique in downtown Dorchester.

● Martinez's Vic Soto is a hardworking former Marine and rising star detective at the Dorchester Police Department who works with Ambrose.

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THE SINNER — "Part II" Episode 302 — Pictured: Matt Bomer as Jamie Burns — (Photo by: Peter Kramer/USA Network)

Simonds executive produces alongside Iron Ocean's Biel and Michelle PurpleCharlie Gogolak, Willie Reale, and Bernstein also serve as executive producers. The series/franchise has earned a number of award nominations, including an Emmy nomination nod to Biel for "Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie." The second season received a Screen Actors Guild (SAG) nomination for Pullman for "Male Actor in a Miniseries or TV Movie."

About Ray Flook

Serving as Television Editor since 2018, Ray began five years earlier as a contributing writer/photographer before being brought onto the core BC team in 2017.

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