People Can't Get Through The First Ep Of Netflix's New Show
Jessica Biel's new TV show sounds so far removed from her Seventh Heaven days that we can't quite believe it's the same actor.
The Sinner has been added to Netflix's Originals line-up and this week but actually premiered in the US a couple of months ago.
And while it's very obvious why the show has already received huge critical acclaim, the premise was so horrific that some viewers couldn't make it through the full episode when it first aired.
2 minutes in and #theSinner is already fuckedddddd.— JoeyB300s (@JoeyBv617) August 6, 2017
The first 15 minutes of #TheSinner contain one of the most jaw-dropping scenes of the year 😱😱😱— Chris Chedrawi (@ChrisChedrawi) August 6, 2017
I'm hearing that people are struggling to get through the first ep of #TheSinner as it's pretty horrific. Of course I have to watch it now.— Bex (@LadySchaefer) August 6, 2017
That "jaw-dropping" scene is what sets the seriously disturbing tone for the eight-episode series, which revolves around mum-of-one Cora Tannetti - played by Biel - flipping out during a family trip to the beach.
Out of nowhere, and seemingly provoked by nothing, Cora launches herself at another holidaymaker, stabbing him to death in front of hundreds of stunned witnesses.
Just minutes later, we find out that Cora has no relation to the man, has never met him before, and doesn't know why she killed him.
So what the hell happened?
Sounds like you're going to have to get through the first episode to find out.
The show, which debuted at this year's Tribeca Film Festival, is based on a German novel of the same name by Petra Hammesfahr and has been described by Biel herself as "dark".
"She does not want to get into her past," she teased recently. "Her past is such a place of shame and of fear. She's living with these big secrets."