American Crime, a new series premieres tonight, 5 March at 10pm on ABC network.
According to ABC, episode 1 will showcase an incident wherein social injustice stirs up tensions in a California city after a shocking crime changes the lives of those involved.
The official synopsis of episode one reads:
The show centres around the brutal attack on a young couple in Modesto, California.
Matt Skokie, a war vet, is murdered, and his wife, Gwen, is left unconscious, barely hanging on to life. The crime sends shock waves throughout the community, stirring up tensions across socioeconomic and racial lines.
Oscar winner John Ridley has created, produced and directed the ABC series.
Speaking about the series, he said: "It's not about the police. It's not about the prosecutors. It's really about the family."
The show stars Felicity Huffman as Barb Hanlon, Timothy Hutton as Russ Skokie, W Earl Brown as Tom Carlin, Richard Cabral as Hector Tontz, Caitlin Gerard as Aubry Taylor, Benito Martinez as Alonzo Gutiérrez, Penelope Ann Miller as Eve Carlin, Elvis Nolasco as Carter Nix, Johnny Ortiz as Tony Gutiérrez and guest star Regina King as Aliyah Shadeed.
Watch the promos here: