American Crime, the series that was ripped from the headlines, ended its run after the third season.
The cast gathered together for an FYC q and a to celebrate the series and talk about what was coming up.
In attendance were:
Mickaëlle X. Bizet
John Ridley, creator/executive producer
Michael J. McDonald, executive producer
Mark Isham, composer
To start the evening off, we were treated to a live musical performance of the score.
The q and a was surprisingly lively considering the heavy subject matter. The actors talked about coming back for season 3.
“This season, Felicity and I were not on camera together, but both subscribe to the idea that we’re doing a long form film in a way.” said Regina King. “It’s a dream for an actor.”
“I think that the thing is, for the actors, writers, and audience… you have a lot of depth. You can’t deny the connections that are happening.” Stated Lili Taylor.
Breaking the stories is a long process, John Ridley said it takes, ‘About a year to break the story, and the writers work it all out together.” Every season there is a new story and they bring in experts who share their stories and build the world of American Crime.
“This season dealt with people living on the edge.” Said John Ridley, “With these characters anything could happen. For the audience it’s keeping them on the edge.”
“I wanted every season to give the audience to see the character with a white sky.” Mentioned Felicity Huffman. “I wanted the characters to all be different. Physically. I think that’s important.”
“As an actor I just died each season.” Mentioned Regina King.
After the panel, there was a party for the series, but the actors all hung out and greeted people.
Lili Taylor was adorable as usual. She did photos and signed for me. I love her. I might have fanned out a bit.
Felicity Huffman was adorable as usual. Signing my American Crime poster and a vintage Entertainment Weekly magazine.
Regina King brought everyone up on stage to do photos and sign. So sweet. I love our photo.