50 best Netflix crime shows to watch right now

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Netflix Crime Shows: American Crime

Release Year: 2015

Created by John Ridley

Starring Timothy Hutton, Felicity Huffman, Regina King, W. Earl Brown, Penelope Ann Miller, Lili Taylor, Richard Cabral, Caitlin Gerard, Benito Martinez, Elvis Nolasco

From the writer and producer of 12 Years A Slave comes the anthology series originally airing on ABC. American Crime was nominated for 10 Emmy Awards for its first season. The series starts with a family coping with the murder of their son who was a former vet and by all accounts, a happily married man with everything going for him.

The resulting investigation into his murder uncovers some harsh realities about the minorities and people of a lower class are viewed and treated in the eyes of the justice system. The show was so engaging and compelling to watch that it makes for a great binge-watch to find out what the truth really is.

Season 2 sees some of the same actors from the first season but they’re playing different roles. It can be a trip to adjust, but the writing and acting is so phenomenal it should make for a smooth transition from the first to the second season and beyond.

There are three seasons of the series available to stream on Netflix.