American Crime is a American anthology crime drama television series created by John Ridley.
The show first aired on March 15, 2015 and concluded on April 30, 2017, lasting three season and 29 episodes.
On May 12, 2016, ABC renewed the series for a third season which was premiered on March 12, 2017.
On May 17, 2017, ABC decided to cancelled the series after three seasons.
In 2015, "American Crime" received ten Primetime Emmy Award nominations, including for "Outstanding Limited Series", "Writing for a Miniseries", "Movie or a Dramatic Special" (John Ridley), "Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie" (Felicity Huffman), "Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie" (Timothy Hutton), "Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie" (Richard Cabral) and a win for "Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie" (Regina King).
The first season of "American Crime" takes place in Modesto, California where war veteran Matt Skokie is killed and his wife Gwen is brutally assaulted, resulting in four suspects being brought into custody as racial tensions are stirred up and the lives of all those involved are forever changed.
The second season takes place in Indianapolis, Indiana where Taylor Blaine, a young working class student accuses several members of a private school's championship basketball team of sexually assaulting him and posting photos of the incident online. This season deals heavily with social class and homophobia.
The third season is set in North Carolina and deals with labor issues, economic divides and individual rights.