ABC’S CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED AND EMMY AWARD-WINNING SERIES ‘AMERICAN
CRIME’ RETURNS WITH A POWERFUL NEW STORY THAT EXPLORES ALL SIDES OF THE
AMERICAN DREAM, PREMIERING SUNDAY, MARCH 12 ON ABC
Guest Starring Sandra Oh and Cherry Jones
This season takes place in Alamance County, North Carolina, and explores issues of forced labor, sex trafficking, immigration, socioeconomic divides, individual rights and how we are all a part of an economy that often prospers on economic oppression. The season premiere of “American Crime” is tonight, SUNDAY, MARCH 12 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EST), on the ABC Television Network.
Hesby Farms, a struggling family-owned tomato farm, is forced to cut back on labor costs in order to be competitive in a market that continuously demands lower prices. Jeanette Hesby, who married into the family that owns the farm, begins to learn the shocking truth behind their wealth. Her turmoil will eventually force her to make a moral decision, which could put her at odds with the family.
even with the help of modern medicine. When Kimara meets Shae Reese, a 17-year-old prostitute, Kimara wants to help Shae get out of the business, turn her life around and testify against her pimp in court.
“American Crime” stars Regina King as Kimara Walters, Felicity Huffman as Jeanette Hesby, Connor Jessup as Coy Henson, Richard Cabral as Isaac Castillo and Benito Martinez as Luis Salazar.
Guest starring are Sandra Oh as Abby Tanaka, Cherry Jones as Laurie Ann Hesby, Tim DeKay as JD Hesby, Janel Moloney as Raelyn, Dallas Roberts as Carson Hesby, Ana Mulvoy Ten as Shae Reese, Josh Drennen as Flemming and Colby French as Wilkens.
“Season Three: Episode One” was written by John Ridley and was directed by So Yong Kim.
“American Crime” is created and executive produced by Oscar-winner John Ridley (“12 Years a Slave”). Michael J. McDonald and Julie Hébert also serve as executive producers. “American Crime” is produced by ABC Studios.
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