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Series Premiere: “American Crime”

Taking on race, class and religion, “American Crime” doesn’t do any hand-holding.

Instead, the new ABC drama, featuring a very diverse cast, strikes chords that challenge the status quo.

Executive producer, John Ridley (12 Years A Slave), told USA Today that he wanted “to tell a story of where we are now as people, how we look at each other and why it is we tend to galvanize around outsized events and take a rooting interest.”

The crimes in the 11-episode dense drama stem from the killing of an Iraq war veteran, home invasion murders and brutal crimes where the stakes are extremely high — all of which are more complicated cases than what appears on the surface.

Check out the trailer and let us know if this show catches your attention!

American Crime premieres, Thursday 10/9cst on ABC.