Media Release: Friday January 8, 2016
American Crime season 2 streams this weekend on Presto
Exclusive Australian premiere of the critically-acclaimed drama’s second season arrives express from the US
Presto today announced that season 2 of the Emmy® and Golden Globe® nominated American Crime will have its Australian television premiere when it begins streaming this weekend exclusively on Presto.
The news comes on the heels of last month’s arrival of American Crime season 1, which has already become one of the most popular dramas streaming on Presto, and brings season 2 to Presto subscribers in line with US weekly broadcasts.
American Crime is an anthology crime drama starring Felicity Huffman (Desperate Housewives), Regina King (Ray) and Timothy Hutton (Leverage).
Season 2 takes on issues of socio-economics and sexual orientation against the backdrop of two Midwestern high schools when a public high school student accuses several members of an elite private school’s championship basketball team of drugging and assaulting him and then taking lurid photos of the incident and posting them on social media.
The victim and his family struggle for justice despite being publicly assailed by the private school’s wealthy families and are only able to find hope in an unknown person who inhabits the fringes of the online world.
Presto Head of Content and Acquisitions, Brendon Moo, said, “American Crime is a courageous series that pushes emotions and controversial issues to the forefront. The first season has already kicked off to great acclaim and we are thrilled to be able to provide Presto customers with access to stream episodes of American Crime season 2 express from the US and expect viewers to quickly become glued to this edge-of-your-seat drama.”
In February, Presto will also continue streaming season 5 of politically charged, multi-award winning, drama Scandal express from the US so subscribers will be able to stay up to speed with overseas viewers. All current episodes of Scandal seasons 1-5 are available now, exclusively on Presto.
Presto is currently offering new customers a one month free trial^ of the Presto Entertainment bundle subscription, providing access to Presto’s full TV and movie libraries.