With Season 1 of “American Crime” in the bag, it’s time to start focusing on the next one. The show’s pilot season drew in millions of viewers each week and ABC executives are hopeful that it’s second season, which is being called a “complete reset,” will do the same.
According to Deadline, “American Crime” fans should expect to see some familiar faces in Season 2. Felicity Huffman and Timothy Hutton have both signed on to return to the series, though they will not be reprising their original roles. In Season 1 Huffman and Hutton played Barb Hanlon and Russ Skokie, whose son had been murdered. ABC’s Network president Paul Lee has assured viewers this duo will be assigned “very specific new roles.” Because all actors on the show were only given one year deals new contracts are currently in the process of being worked out.
Although the series did not bring in quite the audience show runners had hoped for, it received high marks from critics and garnered some major award buzz. Both Huffman and Hutton are in talks for awards for their work on the series, though nothing has been made official at this time. Indie Wire reports that it is likely both actors will see nominations in the Limited Series category at this year’s Emmy Awards. They have each already been nominated for Critics Choice Awards as well.
Filming for Season 2 of “American Crime” is currently underway. ABC has not yet announced an official release date for the series.