American Crime season 2 opened with a new story, highlighting matters of sexual orientation and socio-economic disparity in the US. The upcoming episode will deal with Taylor's mother Anne Blaine trying to convince the authorities that her son was assaulted, as the school tries to cover up the issue.
The episode airs on 13 January at 10pm EST on ABC and the official synopsis reads as follows:
Click here to watch it via live stream on ABC Go. You can also watch the episode online by clicking here (only in the US). The promo for episode 2 opens with a policeman telling Anne, "Sexual assault is the hardest crime to prosecute", as she says, "He [Taylor] was drugged. He doesn't remember."
Terri LaCroix is seen asking her son Kevin, "Do you know for certain that no one in that team touched that boy?" while the voice-over declares, "There are two sides to every story, until the truth is revealed."
The Leyland School Headmistress Leslie Graham tries to cover up the issue to maintain the school's reputation. Leslie says in the promo, "We have to change how they perceive the issue. Change what they believe."
ABC Entertainment Group chief Paul Lee gave a shout-out to the second season of the anthology drama American Crime and said, "John Ridley playing at the height of his game."
Lee also addressed the confusion with FX's upcoming The People V. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story at the Television Critics Association winter press tour. He admitted that FX came after ABC to have "a conversation" about the title and said, "It's really interesting to see the slow burn of people getting into this series."