ABC/Ryan Green
Breanne L. Heldman
August 17, 2016 AT 06:04 PM EDT

The breakout star of season 2 of American Crime is coming back for more.

Connor Jessup is set to return for the third season of John Ridley’s anthology series, EW has learned.

He joins fellow returnees Timothy Hutton, Felicity Huffman, Regina King, Lili Taylor and Richard Cabral. The second season is up for four Emmy nominations, including Outstanding Limited Series.

“Connor Jessup is one of the smartest and most talented young actors working today,” executive producer Michael McDonald said in a statement. “John and I believe Connor’s performance will be even more emotionally shocking than last year as his character helps shed new light on the opiate addiction epidemic that is plaguing America.”

Season 3 will be set in North Carolina and revolve around labor issues, the economy, and individual rights.

American Crime’s third season is set for a midseason premiere on ABC in 2017.

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