If ABC picks up their low-rated but highly entertaining anthology series “American Crime” for a fourth season, the theme will be “women in the workplace.” That’s what executive producer Michael McDonald told TVLine‘s Michael Ausiello at the second annual Emmy-themed Contenders event on Sunday, sponsored by our sister site Deadline. “American Crime” was just one of 50 shows spotlighted for potential Emmy voters in the crowd, but McDonald’s potential Season 4 spoilers are what really stood out for hopeful fans.
For its first two installments, “American Crime” earned 14 Emmy nominations and won twice for Regina King as Best Limited Series Supporting Actress. ABC just announced their Emmy category placements for the Season 3 cast exclusively to Gold Derby, and King will once again be on the ballot for her supporting role. Felicity Huffman returns to the lead actress race after receiving nominations the past two years, and 2015 nominee Timothy Hutton is back in the lead actor category. The rest of the cast are all supporting: King, Mickaelle X. Bizet, Cherry Jones, Janel Moloney, Ana Mulvoy-Ten, Sandra Oh and Lili Taylor for the women, and Richard Cabral, Connor Jessup and Benito Martinez for the men.
At the Contenders event, McDonald mentioned the recent sexual harassment claims that cast shadows on Uber and Fox News/Bill O’Reilly as examples for why the “women in the workplace” story is so important to tell. The theme of Season 3, which is currently halfway through its run on ABC, deals with heavy issues like sex trafficking and illegal labor, while last year explored teenage rape and a school shooting, and the first season focused on a racially charged murder investigation. What do you think of the potential “American Crime” Season 4 spoilers? Sound off below in the comments section.
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