The new installment of ABC’s Emmy-winning limited series “American Crime” will deal with undocumented workers coming into the United States from Mexico. Created by Oscar winner John Ridley (“12 Years a Slave”), the new installment premieres March 12, 2017 on ABC. Click through our photo gallery above highlighting the “American Crime” Season 3 cast and characters.
The first season of “American Crime” (2015) dealt with race relations in California and was an instant hit at the Emmy Awards. It was the only Limited Series/Movie nominated from one of the big four networks and four stars also received nominations: Felicity Huffman for Best Actress, Timothy Hutton for Best Actor, Richard Cabral for Best Supporting Actor and Regina King, who won the race for Best Supporting Actress. The first cycle was also nominated for Best Writing (“Episode One,” Ridley), Best Editing, Best Casting, Best Sound Mixing and Best Sound Editing.
The second season took place at two different schools — one an elite boarding school the other an inner-city school. Due to the strength of “The People vs. O.J. Simpson,” Season 2 only did so-so at the Emmys in 2016. For the second consecutive year is was the only Limited Series/Movie nominated at the Emmys from a broadcaster, and King won her second consecutive Limited Series/Movie Supporting Actress trophy. Her two co-stars Huffman and Season 2 standout Lili Taylor were nominated for Best Actress.
Not pictured in the ABC photos above: Emmy winner Cherry Jones (“24,” 2009), two-time Emmy nominee Janel Moloney (“West Wing,” 2002 and 2004), five-time Emmy nominee Sandra Oh (“Grey’s Anatomy,” 2005-09) and Tim DeKay.