ABC has renewed “American Crime” for a third season, joining other previous renewals including “Scandal,” which will return for a 6th season, and “How to Get Away With Murder” which was renewed for a 3rd season; also “Black-ish” will get a 3rd season.
John Ridley’s critically-acclaimed anthology series “American Crime,” was nominated for 10 Primetime Emmy awards last year, and won one, with Regina King taking home the trophy for Best Supporting Actress.
Ridley is working on another series for the network. In December, ABC gave an early pilot order to a new crime drama from Ridley titled “Presence,” with the 2016/2017 season eyed for a premiere – assuming it goes to series eventually.
“Presence,” which was being fast-tracked, follows a former Army Counter Insurgency Operative named Presence Foster, beginning a new career as a private investigator in Los Angeles. A search has been underway for an actress to play the lead, who is expected to be African American or Latino woman.
In addition, Ridley, who quite busy, recently optioned author Kim Reid’s award-winning 2007 book “No Place Safe,” for ABC to produce an adaptation of.