André Benjamin returns to the small screen.
The OutKast talent will co-star opposite Regina King on ABC drama American Crime. The show is produced by John Ridley, who directed the Jimi Hendrix biopic, All Is by My Side, that he starred in last year.
“Working with André changed my life, personally and professionally on All Is by My Side,” Ridley tells Variety. “To have him joining me for season two is pretty phenomenal.” A statement issued by the director was even more complimentary.
“Personally, I couldn’t be more excited than to work again with André. He is an amazing individual, a true artist, and All Is by My Side is one of the reasons I was given the reins on American Crime. Folks at ABC were absolutely moved by André’s performance in the film, and by the overall language of cinema we used in telling the story. It’s fair to say American Crime might not exist were it not for our previous collaboration.”