American Crime has added two more cast members for the second season of ABC’s drama anthology. Falling Skies alum Connor Jessup has signed a one-year deal and has been cast in the role of “Connor Blaine”, a young man at the center of accusations that roil two high schools along socio-economic lines. Meanwhile, newcomer Angelique Rivera has been cast in the role of “Evy”. The only witness to a crime, her testimony could alter the lives of the young men who stand accused.
Jessup and Rivera join returning stars Lili Taylor, Felicity Huffman, Timothy Hutton, Elvis Nolasco and Richard Cabral, all of whom are playing new characters in a new setting, along with just-announced new castmember Joey Pollari. Executive producer John Ridley has stated that the new season will deal with “physicality, sexuality and societal boundaries with the same urgency as our first season dealt with race and faith.”
Jessup currently stars in the 5th and final season of the TNT’s Falling Skies, and recently appeared in the independent film Blackbird, which premiered at TIFF; Jessup received a “Rising Star” accolade from the festival. He can next be seen opposite Isabella Rossellini in Stephen Dunn’s Closet Monster. He’s represented by CESD, Anonymous Content, and Schreck Rose Dapello & Adams.
Rivera is represented by TalentWorks and Joan Green Management.