The Bridge actress has been cast in a recurring role in the ABC drama’s second season, TVLine has learned.
As previously reported, the anthology series’ sophomore outing will take place in Indianapolis, where a public high school student accuses several players on a private school’s championship basketball team of sexually assaulting him, then taking photos and posting them online.
Sigman will play Monica Ava, an administrator at the aforementioned public school, whose loyalties and values are put into conflict as she’s faced with systemic bias within the school system.
The actress — who can next be seen in Netflix’s upcoming drug drama Narcos, as well as this fall’s James Bond film Spectre — joins a cast that includes returning members Felicity Huffman, Timothy Hutton, Regina King, Richard Cabral, Elvis Nolasco and Lili Taylor, as well as new recruits André Benjamin (All Is by My Side), Joey Pollari (The Inbetweeners) and Connor Jessup (Falling Skies).
“One can’t watch [the 2011 Mexican crime thriller] Miss Bala without coming away with a total appreciation of Stephanie’s ability to literally hold the frame,” series creator John Ridley said in a statement. “She is so finely accomplished, and we’re amazingly fortunate that she’s decided to come directly from a project as substantial as the new Bond film to work with us on something as observant as American Crime. We continue to build the cast, and that really is a testament to the work and commitment of all the actors and artisans with whom we’ve had the opportunity to work on this program.”
American Crime returns at midseason on ABC.