"Grey's Anatomy" actress Sandra Oh joins the cast of ABC's anthology TV series "American Crime" Season 3 as a guest star. She is headed back to ABC.
According to Variety, Oh returns to the network in "American Crime" Season 3 following her departure from the hit medical drama "Grey's Anatomy" Season 10 in 2014. She will play a social worker Abby Tanaka. She runs a shelter in Alamance County for victims of domestic abuse.
The John Ridley anthology "American Crime" Season 3 will be set in North Carolina, TV Line reported. It will focus on labor issues, economic divides, and individual rights. Seasons 1 and 2 centered on a single person's guilt or innocence.
Oh joins an ensemble in "American Crime" Season 3. The cast includes returning "Crime" vets Felicity Huffman (Barb Hanlon), Timothy Hutton (Russ Skokie), Regina King (Terri LaCroix), Lili Taylor (Anne Blaine), and Connor Jessup (Taylor Blaine). "Transparent" vet Cherry Jones has been recently added to have a recurring role as the matriarch of a large family agricultural operation.
Oh played headstrong surgeon Cristina Yang in "Grey's Anatomy," earning her five Emmy nominations and a Golden Globe. She has spent much of her time doing theater work. She also starred in "Catfight" and "Window Horses."
To recall, "American Crime" Seasons 1 and 2 have earned 14 Emmy nominations. It helped ABC prove that it can compete with cable and streaming networks. The subjects change every season, and the returning actors are always in different roles like in other anthology series.
"American Crime" Season 3 is executive produced by Ridley and Michael J. McDonald. The issue of LGBT rights has been dominating headlines. The production is already filming in Los Angeles since it recently obtained California tax credits.
"American Crime" Season 3 is set to premiere on ABC sometime in 2017. ABC renewed the limited series for eight episodes only.
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