New details on the sophomore season of ABC’s American Crime have been released after the critically acclaimed drama picked up 10 Emmy nominations on Thursday–the most of any network series. Creators John Ridley and executive producer Michael McDonald have confirmed that nominated stars Felicity Huffman and Timothy Hutton will return, as well as supporting players Regina King, Lili Taylor, Elvis Nolasco and Richard Cabral.
According to Ridley, season two will take place in the Midwest, examining the disparity between a public high school and a private high school in the same town, while also looking into crimes related to sexual identity. Hutton will play a basketball coach at the exclusive private school where Huffman’s character serves as the headmistress. Ridley is no stranger to the Midwestern setting, having been born and raised outside of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
The second season of American Crime will air midseason on ABC.
This news was first reported by Variety.
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