American Crime: Season 2 (2016)


Season 2
American Crime

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American Crime's intense second season infuses a complicated, topical story with genuine emotion, and patiently allows its narrative arc to develop without sacrificing momentum.



Critic Ratings: 38


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User Ratings: 376

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Air date: Jan 6, 2016
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The second season of American Crime is set in the U.S. Midwest -- representative of the canvas that is America -- at two high schools, one public and one private. Issues of sexual orientation and socioeconomic disparity come to a boil when lurid photos of a high school boy, Taylor Blaine, are posted on social media following a school party. Circumstances become more complicated when Taylor accuses two players on an elite private high school's championship basketball team, Kevin LaCroix and Eric Tanner, of drugging, assaulting and then posting the pictures of him online. --(C) ABC


Felicity Huffman
as Barb Hanlon
Timothy Hutton
as Russ Skokie
Lili Taylor
as Anne Blaine
Elvis Nolasco
as Chris Dixon
Trevor Jackson
as Kevin LaCroix
Connor Jessup
as Taylor Blaine
Joey Pollari
as Eric Tanner
Angelique Rivera
as Evy Dominguez
Regina King
as Terri LaCroix
Sky Van Vliet
as Becca Sullivan
Richard Cabral
as Sebastian De La Torre
André Benjamin
as Michael LaCroix
Brent Anderson
as Curt Tanner
Hope Davis
as Steph Sullivan
Faran Tahir
as Rhys Bashir
Ty Doran
as Peter Tanner
Emily Bergl
as Lilah Tanner
Fernandez Osvaldo
as Javier Dominguez
Bryan Pitts
as Det. Ken Williams
Constance Jones
as Dr. Lewis
Ashley Wood
as Det. Fred Krasno
Stephanie Sigman
as Monica Salazar
Rey Herrera
as Dr. Esposito
Chamblee Ferguson
as Rob Silverman
Chuck Huber
as Dean Hanson
Mone't Chandler
as Val Wright
Deneen Tyler
as Det. Rollins
Rima Rajan
as Nikki Bashir
Tom Dooly
as Nicholson
Mario Ramirez
as Alejandro
Damon Carney
as Don Wheeler
Joe Nemmers
as Anderson
Kimi Nikaidoh
as Performance Dancer #3
Constance Lewis
as Dr. Lewis
Benito Martinez
as Dominic Calderon
Adriene Mishler
as Choreographer
Christina Romero
as Marie Dominguez
Byron Brown
as Sam Phelps
Michael Gardner
as Officer Simmons
Chance Hartman
as 911 Operator
Ammie Leonards
as Officer Sanders
Kate Lacey
as Desk Sergeant
James Shuffield
as Eagles Coach
Tom Dooley
as Nicholson
Michael Danburg
as Registration Officer
Sheryl Moore
as Interviewee #1
Jenny Phagan
as Abigail
Sandy Avila
as Citizen #2
Amelia Jeffries
as Ms. Murray
Andrew Sherman
as Arresting Officer #1
Paula Reed
as Interviewee #2
Kiki Leyba
as Interviewee #3
Evelyn Hurley
as Citizen #3
Kevin Kantor
as Kevin K.
Violet Huston
as Interviewee #4
Robert McCollum
as Arresting Officer #2
Trenton Rostedt
as Enraged Driver
Raj Vats
as Davis
GiGi Erneta
as Shepherd
Nadine Mozon
as LeSean's Mother
Miah Register
as Interviewee #5
Chad Cox
as Thomas
Justin Fischer
as Jake Marston
Jenna Mitchell
as Performance Dancer #1
Albert Drake
as Performance Dancer #2
Marco Perella
as Sen. Robert Butler
Lawrence Varnado
as Judge Isaacs
Jeremy Julian Grandberry
as Performance Dancer #4
Stephen Gregory Fuller
as Officer Wycheck
Elena Valls
as Performance Dancer #5
Timothy Amirault
as Performance Dancer #6
Nelson Thomas
as Rec Center Player #1
Tristan Ann Ferguson
as Performance Dancer #7
Henry Smith
as Opposing Fan #1
Josh Cavazos
as Opposing Fan #2
Rachael Hutto
as Performance Dancer #8
Peter Balmain
as Opposing Fan #3
Travis Cooper Prokop
as Performance Dancer #9
Gage Self
as Performance Dancer #10
Chris Zurcher
as Rec Center Player #2
Andy Noble
as Choreographer
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Critic Reviews for American Crime Season 2

All Critics (38) | Top Critics (21)

John Ridley's American Crime is one of television's most underrated shows, and one of its most consistently engaging on an artistic level.

Jan 6, 2016 | Full Review…

American Crime will again remind viewers that there is no justice. There is no way to win... Whether or not you believe that is up to you, but I'd be hard-pressed to see how exemplifying the worst of society is meant to better it.

Jan 6, 2016 | Rating: C | Full Review…
Top Critic

Combined with Ridley's unblinkingly intimate cinematic style... this is uncomfortable television about uncomfortable topics. And we could use more of it.

Jan 6, 2016 | Rating: A | Full Review…

You're left with an unsettling feeling that even when the truth does surface the story won't be tied up with a neat little bow as it would be in so many other crime dramas on television.

Jan 6, 2016 | Full Review…
Top Critic

American Crime returns... with a fresh story and relevant concerns probing a range of American blind spots. The topical, Emmy-nominated anthology on ABC continues to feel like an artful work of premium cable.

Jan 6, 2016 | Full Review…

Riveting from the first minute, with stellar, resonant performances driving a story with a high fiber content. American Crime doesn't flinch -- or preach. But it does teach in ways that send it to the head of the class of 2016.

Jan 6, 2016 | Rating: A | Full Review…
Top Critic

It's certainly very heavy, dull material, but its relentless pursuit of examining the rampant social injustices of the modern world has a certainly nobility to it, even if American Crime greatly exaggerates that sense of importance.

Feb 11, 2020 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

Through its pointed cinematography, fluid editing, and deft manipulations of sound, American Crime achieves visual elegance and sonic engagement like no other network program before it.

May 2, 2019 | Full Review…

American Crime is a rare work in the current television scene. [Full Review in Spanish]

Jul 12, 2018 | Full Review…

The ongoing second season, which involves the alleged homosexual rape of a white student-sensitively and credibly played by Connor Jessup-at a party held by the basketball team of an integrated charter school, is much better.

Dec 9, 2016 | Full Review…

It's tough material, but the outstanding writing and directing by Ridley keeps the action engaging.

Jan 7, 2016 | Full Review…

What's most arresting in this intertwining ensemble piece is what can't be said, what's seen but missed or misread.

Jan 7, 2016 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for American Crime: Season 2

  • Jun 29, 2019
    But i have looked at how Felicity Huffman play all these roles no wonder she was good at it if she was already doing fraud! I hope they do a season on how only certain children are able to go to collage because of who their parents and that there is children that done even have the chance that have to sale their soul to be able to have a good future and some even have to work at jobs they do not want to be able to attend
  • Mar 13, 2017
    Everything about brilliant..... Looking forward to season 3 Which started last night on showcase.
  • Feb 20, 2017
    Very good TV Shows Suspense, acting, directing, writing and montage are excellente, LGBTQ and people are honored
  • Dec 05, 2016
    Wasn't sure if this was one of the higher 3.5* or lower 4*
  • Sep 03, 2016
    After seeing Season 2, I am reminded that TV programming can, in the right hands, be relevant, brilliant and ground-breaking.
  • Aug 30, 2016
    The second season of ABC drama American Crime is a great example to show us why are anthology series so popular nowadays(Fargo, American Horror Story, American Crime Story). The creative team behind the series knows exactly how much time they have to deliver a great story and finish it satisfactorily. They are simply great. And AC2 is no exception. In only ten 40-minute episodes the producers manage to do a whole lot. They bring us an emotional story of four damaged teenagers, four very different mothers who cope with shows' events in very different ways and three fathers, who try to be there for their kids in best ways possible. The show outdoes itself by dealing with our, post(?)modern society issues like inequality, homophobia, racism and sexual assault. There is no way around complimenting the stellar cast-led(this season) by Lily Taylor and mostly underrated Connor Jessup. The supporting cast(Felicity Huffman, Timothy Hutton, Trevor Jackson, Joey Pollari, Angelique Rivera, Regina King, Hope Davis,Emily Bergl, André L. Benjamin) all bring their own spark to their respective roles. Watching this show-remember, it is not about truth, its not about happy endings or even satisfying conclusions. Its about "normal" people bumping into the consequences of their actions while facing harsh reality. And even if we don't know everything that happened by the end, I do know that this show deserves your attention.
  • May 30, 2016
    Awesome series. Topic that has never been covered before but, we know it and like things do. Handled with all the emotion that is expected from each of the groups involved with a perfect cast of actors
  • Apr 01, 2016
    Talk about a bingewatch must! Provocative, engrossing, smartly written and beautifully acted by everyone involved.
  • Mar 12, 2016
    This show makes you think about "truth" how one person's truth may be different from another's. It's all about perspective.
  • Mar 10, 2016
    I don't dig the "there aren't resolutions in real life" ending, but this was an incredible season of television. Seeing that there are people that are willing to take these chances and tell these types of stories is really inspiring to someone who wants to be a writer like myself. If you haven't seen this then you're missing out.

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