Joey Pollari has joined the cast of ABC’s American Crime for the drama’s second season. He’ll play Eric Lupton, a basketball player from a working class family who attends school on a basketball scholarship.
Pollari joins returning stars Lili Taylor, Felicity Huffman, Timothy Hutton, Elvis Nolasco and Richard Cabral, all of whom will be playing new characters in a new setting, similar to the anthology style of American Horror Story. The new season has been described by executive producer John Ridley as dealing with “physicality, sexuality and societal boundaries with the same urgency as our first season dealt with race and faith.” Ridley, who wrote 12 Years A Slave, shares exec producer duties with Michael J. McDonald for ABC Studios.
Pollari is best known as the lead of MTV’s The Inbetweeners and recently shot the Greg Malin comedy pilot Take It From Us for NBC, which didn’t go to series. He’s repped by UTA, Atlas Artists and Jackoway Tyerman.
Deadline incorrectly reported Pollari’s character in an earlier version. We regret the error.