Stephanie Sigman is joining the cast of “American Crime” for Season 2.
The “Narcos” star joins the ABC anthology crime series in a recurring role for Season 2. She will play Monica Ava, an administrator at an Indianapolis public school whose loyalties and values are put into conflict as she’s faced with systemic bias within the school system.
“One can’t watch Miss Bala without coming away with a total appreciation of Stephanie’s ability to literally hold the frame,” said showrunner John Ridley 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 testament to the work and commitment of all the actors and artisans with whom we’ve had the opportunity to work on this program.”
The second season of the series is set in the Midwest at a pair of high schools, one public and one private.
First-season cast members Felicity Huffman, Timothy Hutton, Richard Cabral, Regina King, Elvis Nolasco and Regina King are returning to the show, playing different characters than they did in the initial season.
Huffman, Hutton, Cabral and King received Emmy nominations for their performances on the show, which landed 10 nominations overall to top all broadcast-network programs.