Ahead of the ABC anthology drama’s second season, creator John Ridley says he wants to keep the positive American Crime vibes “going as long as possible,” in an interview with THR:
When American Crime started, it was before a lot of the really good things that happened in my life happened and all those folks were on board. All those folks took a chance. Even if folks knew me as a writer, they didn’t know me as a writer-director. [They] were willing to take a chance not only on me, but the subject matter, the type of storytelling that you don’t normally see on broadcast television.
I had a group of people who showed amazing amount of faith and you want to keep that going as long as possible. That’s why. More than anything else because there are a lot of terrific people, there are a lot of terrific people who have shown interest in working on the show in the second season and a lot of them we were able to reach out, people like Hope Davis and getting Andre [Benjamin] on board. I love doing that but there is no substitute for the people, first time out, who showed a faith in me that I maybe hadn’t even quite earned yet. If I have a regret at all its that, across the board, we couldn’t manage everybody back.
Stay tuned as we continue to monitor the status of American Crime Season 3…