American Crime: Regina King Returning for Season 2 as Series Regular

Regina King American Crime

After exploring Muslim faith in American Crime‘s freshman season, Regina King will be back to grapple with another hot-button issue in Season 2.

The actress is set to return for the ABC anthology drama’s sophomore season in a series-regular role, the network announced Tuesday.

King — who played the devout Muslim sister of drug addict Carter Nix in Season 1 — joins series stars Felicity Huffman and Timothy Hutton, who will also return for the second go-round.

“Michael McDonald and I couldn’t be more excited to have Regina back for Season 2 of American Crime,” series creator John Ridley said in a statement. “She’s phenomenal in all regards, and is going to be at the center of a story that deals with physicality, sexuality and societal boundaries with the same urgency as our first season dealt with race and faith. We’ve been blessed with the opportunity to speak on subjects as no other show does, and a cast which can do so with such a high degree of emotional honesty.”

As TVLine exclusively reported earlier this month, much of the Season 2 action is expected to take place at an elite prep school in the midwest that boasts a disparate student body, including a gay basketball star. According to Ridley, the sophomore season will “deal a lot more with class,” as well as “gender issues, sexual orientation and sexual identity.”

King also recently signed on as a series regular for Season 2 of HBO’s The Leftovers.

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10 Comments
  1. Mr. Tran K says:

    Regina King was so great on Southland but was terrible in the sixth season of 24.

  2. Joey says:

    They really know how to perk up my day.

  3. Mik says:

    Great news! She’s an amazing actress, and she was amazing in the first season of American Crime.

  4. Paul says:

    I loved her in Southland and thought she was terrific, as usual, in American Crime Season 1. Am delighted that she will be in Season 2!

  5. hud says:

    Gender issues, homosexuality, have we not had enough? Constant barrage of deviant behavior, know for a fact I will pass. Is every subject today nothing more than grist for the mill? Is it possible to program shows that just entertain, without all the PC garbage tossed in?

    • David Santos says:

      Based on your comment, I’d say that no, we haven’t had enough. Of course, no one is required to watch the show, as you seem to have realized. Considering that homosexuality is a pretty common trait in the population, and considering that gender issues are still common, then it makes sense that shows would reflect those aspects. Unless, of course, you’re saying that shows should only feature the portion of the population that you approve of.

      • hud says:

        Well Dave isn’t that special. Smug, condescending, what side of the populace do you approve of?

      • smartysenior says:

        Most reputable surveys have found the percentage of gays, lesbians, and bisexuals in the United States since 2008 is just under 2 percent so you both have a point. Hud thinks the gay issues on TV are being overdone these days and he’s right since more than 2% of shows have some sort of gay or gay issue. You think that people still have “issues” with it and you are right as well, although your statement that it is a common trait in the population isn’t accurate. Anything that is 2% is somewhat uncommon.

        As usual, we’ll see if gay issues are worn out or still relevant by the numbers who watch. I think that was both your points.

        • hud says:

          Well said. I want to watch TV for entertainment value. Not as a forum to promote any agenda, and by that I mean any and all. If I want to immerse myself in serious subject matter I will find the appropriate venue in which to do so.