USA / ABC / 1×60 minute episode / Broadcast Thursday 5 March 2015 @ 10.00pm
Series: American Crime / Season 1 Episode 1
Following the home invasion murder of Matt Skokie – a war vet – and an assault on his wife Gwen, four suspects are brought into custody: Tony Gutiérrez, an impressionable teen who got in way over his head even under the watchful eye of his dedicated and hard-working father, Alonzo Gutiérrez. Hector Tontz, a young man who has lived life on the fringes of society and has made bad decisions just to survive. Carter Nix and Aubry Taylor, two incredibly lost souls whose addiction to drugs and to one another has become destructive and paralyzing.
Though the suspects fit a profile, they and their situations are far more complicated than anyone would have initially believed…as is true for the victims themselves. As Russ and Barb Skokie – divorced and estranged – arrive to both bury their son Matt, and seek a measure of justice for his killing, they discover their son may have been far from an innocent bystander in his own murder.
Told from the points of view of all those involved, this new drama examines preconceptions on faith, family, gender, race, class and other aspects of our social experience with an approach and perspectives historically underserved in media.
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
Regina King as Aliyah Shadeed.
Marlyne Barrett as Chris Thompson
Keith Bogart as Reporter
Gleendilys Inoa as Jenny Gutiérrez