Emily Bergl is joining the cast of “American Crime” for Season 2.
The “Shameless” star will have a recurring role on the ABC anthology crime drama when it returns in 2016, joining previously announced newcomers Joey Pollari, Stephanie Sigman, Andre Benjamin and Hope Davis. She will play Lillah Tanner, the mother of Pollari’s character Eric. Her family becomes embroiled in the fallout of an alleged sexual assault.
“We’ve had a lot of success bringing in talent with varied backgrounds. Emily’s done Broadway, televisiom,” said series creator John Ridley in a statement. “And being able to get her coming off of ‘Shameless;’ the timing for us was just right. Our show really lives on being able to present as many voices as possible, and Emily simply adds to them.”
The series earned 10 Emmy nominations, including acting nods for Huffman, Hutton, Cabral and King.
“American Crime” will return for Season 2 on ABC next year.