Today, Jessica Biel’s new USA series, The Sinner, is filming upstate, in Haverstraw, NY, near 25 Fairmount Ave.
The show is primarily being filmed in, and takes place in, upstate New York. In addition to Haverstraw, The Sinner has also filmed in Congers, and is expected to film in more locales north of NYC throughout the summer.
The Sinner, which based on the novel of the same name by Petra Hammesfahr, stars Biel as Cora, a young mother who commits murder, but can’t remember why. This is a major departure form the last series Biel starred in, 7th Heaven but, while reading the book, she was instantly drawn to this character and the opportunity to do something different, as she told Variety.
“When I read the book, every step of the way for me was a shock and I feel like nothing can shock me anymore. I’ve seen it all. We all have seen it all in a sense, but every time there was a surprise (in the book) it was a genuine surprise for me. That felt incredibly rare. I wanted to play (Cora) and be little nuts.”
Christopher Abbott and Bill Pullman also star in the series and, for Pullman, the upstate New York setting is familiar territory, as he explained at the Tribeca Film Festival.
“I come from a small town in upstate New York and this (show takes place) in a small town in upstate New York. When a huge trauma lands in the middle of a small community, there are a lot of reasons to get ‘this’ over with and not to draw attention to ourselves (as a small community). Not ask why. Let it go away. I thought – that’s what I remember happens in small towns. And it happens to all of us. That’s what attracted me.”
In addition to the locations used in upstate New York, The Sinner will also intermittently shoot around NYC. According to a recent casting call, the series will be filming in Staten Island on 6/7 and, might be back at the same location in Haverstraw tomorrow.
The show’s eight episode run begins on Aug. 2. If you spot The Sinner filming in New York this summer, let us know about it at firstname.lastname@example.org!