We talk to Derek Simonds about his experience taking up the reins of The Sinner.
He talks openly about the overwhelming experience of taking on the multi-disciplinary showrunner role, the pressure it created and the toll it took on his health.
Derek described the pressure of rushing a second season to meet network deadlines, how much he’s learned along the way and he also explores the preparation he does with his cast.
We explore what might come next for him, the joy of the limited series format and why he wants to join another room and see another showrunner in action.
An in-depth discussion about vulnerability, pressure and creating an award-winning show for a first time showrunner.