American Crime is an American anthology crime drama television series that premiered on ABC on March 5, 2015. The series was created by John Ridley, and stars Felicity Huffman and Timothy Hutton.The first season centers on race, class, and gender politics as it follows the lives of the participants in a trial who are forever changed during the legal process.
The series was renewed for a second season on May 7, 2015. The second season, which premiered on-demand on December 17, 2015, and premiered on ABC on January 6, 2016, features a new storyline and characters, with some actors from the first season—including Huffman, Hutton, Regina King, Elvis Nolasco, Richard Cabral, and Lili Taylor—playing different characters. On May 12, 2016, ABC renewed the series for a third season, which will star Huffman, Hutton and King.
Both seasons of American Crime received critical acclaim. In 2015, the series received ten Primetime Emmy Award nominations, including for Outstanding Limited Series, Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special (Ridley), Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie (Huffman), Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie (Hutton), Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie (Cabral), and a win for Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie (King).