This anthology crime drama starring Bill Pullman returns for its third season Thursday, February 6 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on the USA Network. Here’s how to watch The Sinner season three online without cable and what to expect from the new season.
If you don’t have cable, you can watch a live stream of USA and The Sinner on your computer, phone, Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV or other streaming device via one of the following cable-free, live-TV streaming subscription services:
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USA is one of 95-plus live TV channels included in the main FuboTV bundle, which comes with a free seven-day trial:
Once signed up for FuboTV, you can watch a live stream of The Sinner on your computer via the FuboTV website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast or other supported device via the FuboTV app.
If you can’t watch live, FuboTV comes with 30 hours of Cloud DVR (with the ability to upgrade to 500 hours), as well as a “72-Hour Lookback” feature, which allows you to watch new episodes up to three days after they air even if you forgot to record them.
AT&T TV Now (formerly DirecTV Now) offers six different channel bundles. They range from 45 to 125 live TV channels, and they all include USA. The “Plus” and “Max” packages come with a free seven-day trial:
Once signed up for AT&T TV Now, you can watch a live stream of The Sinner on your computer via the AT&T TV Now website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, or other compatible streaming device via the AT&T TV app.
If you can’t watch live, AT&T TV Now — no matter what channel package you choose — comes with included cloud DVR.
Sling TV’s “Sling Blue” package comes with 47 channels, including USA. It costs $20 for the first month ($30 per month after that), which makes Sling the cheapest streaming service with USA if you plan on keeping it long term:
Or, as part of a special deal that Sling is currently offering, you can get a free Amazon Fire TV Stick if you prepay for two months:
Once signed up for Sling TV, you can watch The Sinner live on your computer via the Sling TV website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, or other streaming device via the Sling TV app.
If you can’t watch live, Sling TV comes included with 10 hours of cloud DVR.
USA is included in Hulu With Live TV, which comes with 60-plus live TV channels and Hulu’s extensive on-demand library of TV shows and movies:
Once signed up for Hulu With Live TV, you can watch a live stream of The Sinner on your computer via the Hulu website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Echo Show or other streaming device via the Hulu app.
If you can’t watch live, “Hulu with Live TV” comes with both its extensive on-demand library (which has new episodes available after they air) and 50 hours of Cloud DVR storage (with the ability to upgrade to “Enhanced Cloud DVR,” which gives you 200 hours of DVR space and the ability to fast forward through commercials).
‘The Sinner’ Season 3 Preview
The Sinner is an interesting anthology format because while every season focuses on a different crime, there is still a nice throughline connecting all the seasons in the form of Det. Harry Ambrose (Pullman), who investigates all of the crimes. In season one, Jessica Biel played Cora Tannetti, a woman who seemingly snapped and randomly killed a young man at the beach. That season uncovered her deep psychological distress and abusive background and ended with her going to prison for the crime but with a reduced sentence that would be reevaluated every two years.
Season two took Det. Ambrose back to his hometown in upstate New York to investigate a double homicide — a couple found dead of an apparent poisoning in their hotel room. Ambrose works alongside his friend’s daughter, Heather Novack (Natalie Paul), who has just made detective. The couple’s 13-year-old son Julian (Elisha Henig) initially confessed to the killing, but further investigation led Dets. Ambrose and Novack down the path of a cult, kidnapping, and rape. Julian is eventually placed in a rehab facility until he is of age.
Season three sees Det. Ambrose investigating a fatal yet seemingly routine car accident on the outskirts of Dorchester in upstate New York that reveals a much larger case behind it. Ambrose uncovers a hidden crime that “pulls him into the most dangerous and disturbing case of his career.” The third season cast includes White Collar star Matt Bomer, Sharp Objects alum Chris Messina, Jessica Hecht, Parisa Fitz-Henley, and Eddie Martinez. Biel is an executive producer.
“This season, we have a very different cast and we have a very different underlying motivation,” says Biel in a preseason interview, adding, “Our main character, Jamie (Bomer), is really exploring what he is capable of. We’re talking about someone who is really tapping into that part of themselves where they’re willing to go further than most people. But we’re still asking the question, ‘Why? What happened to this guy?’ So that question will continue to be answered.”
“I have this feeling like I’m trapped, this thing looming over me,” says Bomer in the trailer, adding, “I’m not crazy. Tell me you know what I mean.”
“I do,” responds Pullman. “I just want you to know that I’m watching you.”
The Sinner airs Thursdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT on the USA Network.
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