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Andre 3000 Will Return to the Screen in ABC’s ‘American Crime’ Next Season

SANTA MONICA, CA - FEBRUARY 21: Actor/rapper Andre Benjamin attends the 2015 Film Independent Spirit Awards at Santa Monica Beach on February 21, 2015 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

Anthology series are all the rave on TV right now — think Ryan Murphy’s constantly scene-shifting American Horror Story on FX or HBO’s brooding True Detective, second season quality aside — so it makes sense that Outkast extraordinaire Andre “3000” Benjamin wants a piece of the action.

The rapper’s just been in cast in the upcoming second season of American Crime, an ABC series on which Benjamin will play Michael Lacroix, the husband to Regina King’s Terri, a duo which the network describes as a “power couple.” Per the Hollywood Reporter:

A true power couple, they have both the financial means, as well as the acumen needed to fiercely defend their son when he becomes entangled in a scandal at an elite private school.

Benjamin will reunite with his All Is By My Side director, John Ridley, for the series, alongside actors such as Felicity Huffman and Timothy Hutton. A release states that “season two [will] take place in the Midwest where an incident at a high school sparks discussions about gender issues, sexual orientation and sexual identity.” Maybe Big Boi can get involved as the high school’s principal?