Martinez to Return for Season 3 of ABC’s Anthology Series “American Crime”

Benito Martinez is back to a life of Crime

The 45-year-old Latino actor is set to return for another installment of ABC’s anthology series American Crime.

Benito Martinez

Martinez, who co-starred in the first season of the series from John Ridley and guest starred in Season 2, will return for season 3.

He joins fellow retuning players Timothy Hutton, Felicity Huffman, Regina King, Lili Taylor, Richard Cabral and Connor Jessup in the acclaimed series, executive produced by Ridley and Michael McDonald.

His character provides a further glimpse into Season 3, which explores labor issues, economic divides and individual rights in North Carolina.

“Ever since Benito brought the role of Alonzo Gutierrez to life in season one, John and I have been looking for a character that would be as memorable and worthy of Benito’s talent. He will be tackling the role of a man searching for his missing son,” said McDonald.

Martinez, an alum of The Shield, recently worked opposite Tom Cruise on the crime thriller American Made. He had recurring roles on How To Get Away with Murder and The Blacklist.

Nolasco’s “American Crime” to Premiere on January 6 on ABC

Elvis Nolasco is ringing in the New Year with a little Crime

ABC has slated John Ridley’s American Crime, starring the Dominican actor, to premiere on January 6.

Elvis Nolasco

The second season of the critically acclaimed series will return for a second season on a new night, Wednesday, where it will air in Nashville’s 10:00 pm time slot while the country music drama is on winter hiatus. 

American Crime‘s second season is set in the U.S. Midwest at two high schools, one public and one private.

The first season of the show, which followed a racially charged murder and the subsequent trial, aired in the Thursday 10 PM slot, succeeding How To Get Away With Murder, which has shorter (18-episode) seasons per star Viola Davis’ contract.

This season, the plan is to keep the Shondaland branding on the night intact with the latest Shonda Rhimes-produced drama, The Catch, following HTGAWM in the 10:00 pm hour.

In Season 2, issues of sexual orientation and socioeconomic disparity come to a boil when lurid photos of a high school boy are posted on social media following a school party. Circumstances become more complicated when the boy accuses two players on an elite private high school’s championship basketball team of drugging, assaulting and then posting the pictures of him online.

Many of the Season 1 cast members are back, including stars Felicity Huffman and Timothy Hutton, as well as co-stars Regina King — who won an Emmy for her role — Lili Taylor and Nolasco, who are joined by Trevor Jackson, Connor Jessup, Joey Pollari and Angelique Rivera.

Rivera to Star in ABC’s Drama Anthology “American Crime”

It’s about to get downright criminal for Angelique Rivera

The Latina actress has been cast in the second season of ABC’s drama anthology American Crime.

Angelique Rivera

Rivera, a Hollywood newcomer, has been cast in the role of “Evy”. The only witness to a crime, her testimony could alter the lives of the young men who stand accused.

Rivera joins returning stars Lili Taylor, Felicity Huffman, Timothy Hutton, Elvis Nolasco and Richard Cabral, all of whom are playing new characters in a new setting.

Executive producer John Ridley has stated that the new season will deal with “physicality, sexuality and societal boundaries with the same urgency as our first season dealt with race and faith.”

Lopilato to Star in Reelhouse Productions’ “Fair Market Value”

Luisana Lopilato is a Fair lady…

Reelhouse Productions has cast the 28-year-old Argentine actress in Fair Market Value.

Luisana Lopilato

The film follows a real estate agent from Miami who moves to the New York suburbs to work at the competitive world of Better Homes & Gardens and butts heads with a rival real estate agent. Tensions escalate when both are forced to work together to sell one of the most expensive mansions in posh Long Island.

Kevin Arbouet wrote the script from a story by Judy San Roman and will also direct the film.

Arbouet, formerly VP of talent at Lee Daniels Entertainment, co-directed the viral internet clip I Got A Crush On Obama, a short that was seen by over 100 million viewers. He also produced the 2012 Lincoln Center project Portraits In Dramatic Time, featuring William H. Macy, Liv Schrieber, Holly Hunter, Alan Rickman, Allison Pill and Lili Taylor.

Lopilato, the wife of Michael Bublé, previously appeared in the television series Chiquititas, Rebelde Way, Alma Pirata, Casados con Hijos and Atracción x4.