'American Crime' Relocating Production to Los Angeles

The ABC series will move from Austin, Texas to California for its third season.
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American Crime is relocating.

The ABC anthology series from John Ridley is moving from Austin, Texas to Los Angeles, Calif. in its third season. The upcoming installment is supposed to be set in North Carolina.

“Year two of our expanded program is off to a very encouraging start as we welcome a sixth relocating TV series,” said California Film Commission executive director Amy Lemisch. “It’s also great to host another long-term project like American Crime that is set elsewhere.”

Other projects approved in the current $65 million allocation round of funding include six first-season series all picked up from pilots previously accepted into the program. They are NBC's This Is Us, CBS' Pure Genius, Fox's Pitch, Horizon Scripted Television's Famous in Love and Paramount Television's Citizen.

Among the four recurring TV series already in the program that were renewed for another season of in-state production: Fox's Rosewood, HBO's Veep, The CW's Crazy Ex-Girlfriend and CBS' Code Black.

Along with the 11 projects selected in this latest allocation, there are currently 12 additional TV projects — all in varying stages of production — participating in the state’s revamped tax credit program. And based on data provided with each application, the 11 newly approved TV projects will generate an estimated $464 million in direct in-state spending, with $171 million in wages to below-the-line crew members.

Added Lemisch: “With the program fully-funded for year-two, we will be able to attract and retain even more projects, which translates into more in-state spending and high-wage jobs that would otherwise go elsewhere.” 

The next application period for year-two of California's tax credit program will be held June 27 to July 8 for independent and non-independent feature films. 

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