Regina King is officially set to rejoin “American Crime” for Season 3, TheWrap has learned.
The actress is the first of the cast to sign on for the third installment of John Ridley‘s ABC anthology series. Last year, she won an Emmy for her work on the drama’s first season.
King’s co-stars have not yet joined the new season, but many are expected to return when the drama debuts with a new setting and characters. Season 2 also starred Felicity Huffman, Timothy Hutton, Lili Taylor, Elvis Nolasco, Trevor Jackson, Connor Jessup, Joey Pollari and Angelique Rivera.
As TheWrap previously reported, the critically-acclaimed drama will relocate production from Austin, Texas, to Los Angeles next season to take advantage of tax credits in California. The show’s third installment will be set in North Carolina.
ABC renewed the anthology last month following a widely-hailed second season revolving around a teenager who accuses an elite private high school’s two star basketball players of rape. The third season is currently slated to debut on the network at midseason.