ABC’s ‘American Crime’ to Premiere March 5, 2015

By Rachel Cruz | 3 years ago
ABC’s ‘American Crime’ to Premiere March 5, 2015
ABC Red Logo.18:52:37.November 3, 2013. Wikimedia Commons/Lamonttroop

ABC has announced the debut date of its latest drama series “American Crime.” The show has been set for Thursday, March 5, 2015, at 10:00 p.m., replacing “How to Get Away with Murder” in its timeslot. The latter, which is ABC’s breakout TV series, will bow out of the season early after 15 episodes. Read on for more about this news story.

“American Crime” starts off with the story of a young couple who become victims of a brutal attack at their home in Modesto, California. The husband, Matt Skokie, does not make it, while his wife, Gwen, remains unconscious.

The attack hits the front pages of the news and sends a wave of concern, panic and emotion in the community as the victims’ loved ones learn to deal with the tragedy. The show, described as a gritty drama series, will put focus on glaring real problems that explore issues of race and socioeconomic status, as it tells the story from different points of view.

The series stars Felicity Huffman as Barb Hanlon, Matt’s mother, and Timothy Hutton as Russ Skokie, Matt’s father. Penelope Ann Miller will play Eve Carlin, the mother of Gwen.

They are joined by a host of supporting actors that includes W. Earl Brown as Tom Carlin, Elvis Nolasco as Carter Nix, Caitlin Gerard as Aubry Taylor, Richard Cabral as Hector Tonz, Benito Martinez as Alonzo Gutiérrez and Johnny Ortiz as Tony Gutiérrez.

“American Crime” comes from the mind and idea of John Ridley, the Oscar-winning writer of “12 Years a Slave.” Apart from writing the series, he also serves as its director and producer.

“American Crime” is slated for an 11-episode run on the Disney-owned network. The series was first announced as in development back in October 2013 and received a series pick-up in May 2014.

Catch “American Crime” when it debuts on Thursday, March 5, 2015, at 10:00 p.m. on ABC, taking over the timeslot of "How to Get Away with Murder," which will conclude at the end of February.

We will be following this series as well and we will keep you updated with news, spoilers and recaps, so keep visiting Movie News Guide (MNG).

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