American Crime Season 2 Premiere Date Announced

By Patty Gopez | Nov 10th, 2015

This is one confession we're not afraid to make: We're excited to announce the American Crime Season 2 premiere date! The groundbreaking drama returns WEDNESDAY JAN 6 10|9c. The second season is set in the U.S. Midwest, representative of the canvas that is America, at two high schools -- one public and one private. A few familar faces from Season 1 will be returning as well: Felicity Huffman, Timothy Hutton, Elvis Nolasco, Lili Taylor, Richard Cabral, and Regina King, who won the 2015 Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series for her work in Season 1.

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Issues of sexual orientation and socioeconomic disparity come to a boil when lurid photos of a high school boy, Taylor Blaine (Falling Skies' Connor Jessup), are posted on social media following a school party. Circumstances become more complicated when Taylor accuses two players on an elite private high school’s championship basketball team, Kevin LaCroix (Eureka's Trevor Jackson) and Eric Tanner (The Inbetweeners' Joey Pollari), of drugging, assaulting and then posting the pictures of him online. The team’s head coach, Dan Sullivan (Hutton), tries to unite the players, while overlooking the dysfunction of his own family. Headmistress Leslie Graham struggles to maintain the school’s reputation in the face of accusations of privilege and cover up.

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Taylor’s mother, Anne (Taylor), remains a steadfast supporter of her son, despite being publicly assailed by the school’s wealthy families, principle among them the LaCroixs. Taylor’s girlfriend, Evy (newcomer Angelique Rivera), deals with racial tension at her own school, led by Principal Chris Dixon (Nolasco). While the two schools at the center of the story are worlds apart in status, the lives of the students and teachers at both become inextricably linked.

Recurring guest stars this season include Andre Benjamin (AKA Andre 3000 from hip-hop group Outkast) as Michael LaCroix, Hope Davis as Steph Sullivan and Richard Cabral as Sebastian De La Torre.

To tide you over until Season 2 begins, take a look at some of the most riveting moments of the first season below. 

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Aubry Confesses to the Crime

 

The Big Protest for Carter

 

Barb Gets Assaulted 

 

Tony Gets His Revenge 

Aubry Defends Carter in a Fight

 

RIVETING MOMENTS RECAPS:

Riveting Moments: "Episode Ten" Recap

Riveting Moments: "Episode Nine" Recap

Riveting Moments: "Episode Eight" Recap

Riveting Moments: "Episode Seven" Recap

Riveting Moments: "Episode Six" Recap

Riveting Moments: "Episode Five" Recap

Riveting Moments: "Episode Four" Recap

Riveting Moments: "Episode Three" Recap

Riveting Moments: "Episode Two" Recap

Riveting Moments: "Episode One" Recap

 

 

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