Regina King is staying put on American Crime. The former 24 and Southland star has signed on as a series regular for the second season of ABC’s anthology series from John Ridley.
Much like American Horror Story, each season of American Crime tells an entirely new story highlighting various moral and social issues, such as racial tension and gender issues. In the show’s first season, King played the sister of Carter Nix (Elvis Nolasco), who was suspected of murder in Modesto, California. She will play an entirely new character in season two.
“Regina is phenomenal in all regards, and is going to be at the center of a story that deals with physicality, sexuality, and societal boundaries with the same urgency as our first season dealt with race and faith”, John Ridley said. “We’ve been blessed with the opportunity to speak on subjects as no other show does, and a cast which can do so with such a high degree of emotional honesty.
Regina King is the third season one cast member to sign on for next season, following in the footsteps of Felicity Huffman and Timothy Hutton. Production on the show’s second season begins this July, with ABC eyeing a 2016 premiere. John Ridley and Michael J. McDonald serve as executive producers on the ABC Studios produced drama.