American Crime (TV series)

American Crime
Genre Crime drama
Created by John Ridley
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
Executive producer(s)
  • John Ridley
  • Michael McDonald
Camera setup Single-camera
Running time 43 minutes
Production company(s) ABC Studios
Distributor Disney–ABC Domestic Television
Original channel ABC
Picture format
Audio format Stereo
Dolby Digital 5.1
Original airing March 5, 2015
External links
Official website

American Crime is an upcoming American anthology[1] crime drama television series that is expected to debut on ABC during the 2014–15 television season. The series was created by John Ridley, and stars Felicity Huffman and Timothy Hutton. The series will center on race, class, and gender politics as it follows a racially charged murder and the subsequent trial.[2][3] The series will air on Thursday nights at 10:00 p.m. Eastern/9:00 p.m. Central starting March 5, 2015.[4]

Cast and characters

Development and production

In October 2013, it was announced that ABC was developing a drama pilot created by John Ridley.[5] In January 2014, ABC greenlighted the pilot, and signed a deal with Ridley to direct.[6][7]

Elvis Nolasco and Caitlin Gerard were the first regular members to be cast, as announced on February 14, 2014.[8] Later Richard Cabral, Johnny Ortiz, Benito Martinez and W. Earl Brown were cast for regular supporting roles in the pilot.[9][10] In early March, Timothy Hutton was cast in a lead role as Russ, and Penelope Ann Miller signed on in a supporting role of the mother of the murdered man's wife.[11][12] Soon thereafter, it was announced that Felicity Huffman was cast in the lead role of Barb Skokie, Russ' stoic ex-wife and mother of the murdered young man.[13][14]

The pilot episode was filmed in Austin, Texas.[15] On May 8, 2014, ABC picked up the pilot to the series for the 2014–15 television season.[2][3] Set in Modesto, California additional episodes are being filmed in the Austin area.


CTV has bought the rights to air the series in Canada.[16]


  1. ^ "Carol Mendelsohn Drama Starring Felicity Huffman Eyes ABC Put Pilot Commitment". Deadline. October 3, 2014. Retrieved October 4, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b Andreeva, Nellie (May 8, 2014). "ABC New Series Pickups: 'Selfie', 'Forever', Galavant', 'Whispers', 'How To Get Away With Murder', 'American Crime', 'Black-ish', Jeff Lowell Comedy". Retrieved May 12, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b Littleton, Cynthia (May 8, 2014). "ABC Orders 'Marvel's Agent Carter,' 4 Other Dramas and 4 Comedies". Variety. Retrieved May 12, 2014. 
  4. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda (November 19, 2014). "'"ABC Announces Premiere Dates for 'American Crime' and 'Secrets and Lies. TV by the Numbers. Retrieved November 19, 2014. 
  5. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (October 24, 2013). "ABC To Tackle Race With Murder Drama From '12 Years A Slave' Writer John Ridley". Retrieved May 12, 2014. 
  6. ^ Obenson, Tambay A. (January 15, 2014). "ABC Gives Pilot Green Light To John Ridley's Racially-Charged Murder Drama 'American Crime' |Shadow and Act". Retrieved May 12, 2014. 
  7. ^ Goldberg, Lesley (January 21, 2014). 12 Years a Slave' Oscar Nominee to Direct ABC Pilot (Exclusive)"'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved May 12, 2014. 
  8. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (February 14, 2014). "'"Gerlald McRaney Joins TNT Pilot 'Agent X'; Duo Cast In ABC's 'American Crime. Retrieved May 12, 2014. 
  9. ^ American Crime', 'Agent X' And 'Warriors' Pilots Add Cast"'". February 21, 2014. Retrieved May 12, 2014. 
  10. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (March 3, 2014). "'"Benito Martinez & W. Earl Brown To Co-Star In John Ridley's ABC Pilot 'American Crime. Retrieved May 12, 2014. 
  11. ^ Goldberg, Lesley (March 5, 2014). "Timothy Hutton to Star in John Ridley's ABC Drama". Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved May 12, 2014. 
  12. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (March 5, 2014). "'"Penelope Ann Miller Joins ABC's 'American Crime', Chris Butler In NBC's 'Lifesaver. Retrieved May 12, 2014. 
  13. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (March 7, 2014). "'"Felicity Huffman To Star In John Ridley's ABC Pilot 'American Crime. Retrieved May 12, 2014. 
  14. ^ Goldberg, Lesley (March 7, 2014). "Felicity Huffman to Star in ABC Drama From '12 Years a Slave' Writer". Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved May 12, 2014. 
  15. ^ ROWLAND, MARIJKE (June 22, 2014). "ABC crime drama will be set in Modesto; local reaction mixed". Retrieved Aug 4, 2014. 
  16. ^ . CTV Insider. 23 May 2014 Retrieved 6 October 2014. 

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