Things seem to be going smoothly for the planning of American Crime’s second season as two more cast members have been confirmed to join the show.
Connor Jessup from Falling Skies will join American Crime with a one year contract to play the role of Connor Blaine, a character described by series creator John Ridley as “a young man at the center of accusations that roil two high schools along socio-economic lines,” according to TV Line.
Along with Jessup, Angelique Rivera will also join the cast as Evy Dominguez, who will play the role of the sole witness to a particular crime. In the storyline, her testimony could determine the path that the lives of the accused young men will take for a crime they were convicted of.
Meanwhile, other characters who are expected in the sophomore season are season one cast members Lili Taylor; Felicity Huffman, who will be the Prep school’s headmistress; Timothy Hutton, who will play as a basketball coach in a private High School; Elvis Nolasco and Richard Cabral, along with recently announced newbie Joey Pollari who wil all be playing new characters.
American Crime Season 2 will take place in the Midwest where an incident in the school will spark issues and kick off a story of “physicality, sexuality and societal boundaries with the same urgency as the first season dealt with race and faith,” reported Deadline.
American Crime is an American anthology crime drama series focusing on race, class, and gender politics involving a story of murder and ongoing trial laced with issues of racism. It first aired on March this year with 11 planned episodes. It was renewed last May for a second season. Its first season received critical acclaim and 10 Primetime Emmy Award nominations including Outstanding Limited series, Writing for a Miniseries, and Movie or a Dramatic Special for its creator, as well as Lead and Supporting Actor and Actress in a Miniseries or Movie awards for some of its cast.