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'American Crime' Premieres March 5 on ABC

Felicity Huffman stars as Barb Hanlon in American Crime.
ABC has announced the premiere date for Oscar winner John Ridley's groundbreaking new drama American Crime. The 11 episode series premieres Thursday, March 5 at 10 p.m. ET/PT, one week after the How to Get Away with Murder season finale.

In American Crime, a young couple in Modesto, California were brutally attacked in their home leaving Matt Skokie, a war vet, murdered, and his wife, Gwen, unconscious, barely hanging on. The crime sends shock waves throughout the community stirring up tensions across socioeconomic and racial lines in this gritty new drama - from the points of view of all those involved.

American Crime stars Felicity Huffman (Desperate Housewives) as Barb Hanlon, Timothy Hutton as Russ Skokie, W. Earl Brown as Tom Carlin, Richard Cabral as Hector Tontz, Caitlin Gerard as Aubry Taylor, Benito Martinez as Alonzo GutiƩrrez, Penelope Ann Miller as Eve Carlin, Elvis Nolasco as Carter Nix and Johnny Ortiz as Tony GutiƩrrez.



American Crime was written, directed and produced by Oscar winning screenwriter John Ridley (12 Years A Slave). Executive producers are John Ridley and Michael J. McDonald. American Crime is produced by ABC Studios.





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