Good news for those who just can’t wait for the second season premiere of John Ridley’s praised limited series American Crime on January 6. ABC has made the first episode available for free on itunes.
In Season 2, issues of sexual orientation and socioeconomic disparity come to a boil when lurid photos of a high school boy are posted on social media following a school party. Circumstances become more complicated when the boy accuses two players on an elite private high school’s championship basketball team of drugging, assaulting and then posting the pictures of him online.
Several Season 1 cast members are back, including stars Felicity Huffman and Timothy Hutton, as well as co-stars Regina King — who won an Emmy for her role — Lili Taylor and Elvis Nolasco. They are joined by Trevor Jackson, Connor Jessup, Joey Pollari and Angelique Rivera.
Ridley executive produces with Michael J. McDonald for ABC Studios. Here’s a previously released extended-look promo: