From the moment he stepped up to audition for John Ridley’s anthology series American Crime, for a role that on paper was familiar to him, Richard Cabral hoped to bring new light to a Latino archetype often misaligned in the media. 642 more words
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John Ridley is making the most of his producing deal with ABC.
The Oscar-winning producer has optioned Kim Reid’s “No Place Safe: A Family Memoir” for ABC Signature Studios, along with Michael McDonald. 160 more words
Felicity Huffman’s American Crime character, Barb Hanlon, was a tough one for the previous Emmy-winner (Desperate Housewives) to crack. She’s a grieving mother, a bitter ex-wife, and a bit of a racist in John Ridley’s anthology series, which nabbed 10 Emmy nominations, including for Huffman as lead actress in a movie/limited series, as well as for her costar Timothy Hutton, who plays Barb’s ex and with whom Huffman shared several highly-charged scenes. 1,520 more words
In Part 2 of our video series with John Ridley and Jill Soloway, the American Crime and Transparent showrunners discuss working with some of the same actors—Timothy Hutton, Felicity Huffman, Bradley Whitford and Michaela Watkins among them—but in new roles for their respective second seasons. 37 more words