Accused: next episode, trailer, cast and everything we know about the crime drama

Evan Gamble in Accused
Evan Gamble, Accused (Image credit: Steve Wilkie/FOX)

While there are plenty of crime dramas on primetime, with a new year comes a new show added to the genre. Accused follows the stories of several defendants as they go through their criminal trials trying to prove their innocence — or perhaps justify their actions. 

Another UK export being repackaged into an American series, based on the BBC drama of the same name, what makes Accused especially intriguing is not only are the cases shown being told largely from the point of view of the accused, but each episode shines a spotlight on a new defendant going through a new set of circumstances. 

What else can viewers expect to see in Accused? Here's everything we know.  

When is the Accused season finale? 

Accused returns with its season finale. 

The episode titled "Billy's Story" airs on Tuesday, May 9, at 9 pm ET/PT on FOX. Here's a synopsis of what's to come: 

"An aging rockstar attempts to cement his musical legacy, while trying to prevent his troubled son from unraveling."

Accused plot

Here is the official synopsis of Accused

"Accused is a collection of 15 intense, topical and exquisitely human stories of crime and punishment. Each episode is a fast-paced provocative thriller, exploring a different crime, in a different city, with an entirely original cast. Based on the BBC's BAFTA-winning crime anthology, each episode opens in a courtroom on the defendant, with viewers knowing nothing about their crime or how they ended up on trial. Told from the defendant's point of view through flashbacks, the show holds a mirror up to current times with evocative and emotional stories. In the end, audiences will discover how an ordinary person gets caught up in extraordinary circumstances, and how one impulsive decision can impact the course of that life —  and the lives of others — forever."

Accused cast

Abigail Breslin sitting in a courtroom in Accused

Abigail Breslin, Accused (Image credit: Shane Mahood/FOX)

Accused features award-winning talent in the cast, including Emmy-winner Michael Chiklis. Chiklis has quite the diverse resume, having starred in action movies like the Fantastic Four and Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, and in TV shows like Gotham, Coyote and of course, The Shield. Most recently he was spotted in the HBO smash-hit, Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty

Also starring in the brand-new series is Rhea Pearlman. Pearlman is best known for her time playing Carla in the classic sitcom Cheers, a role for which she received four Emmy Awards. She was also seen in the 1996 Matilda film, and appears in a few big 2023 movies including Barbie and You People

Here is the rest of the main cast rounding out the series:

  • Abigail Breslin (Little Miss Sunshine)  
  • Whitney Cummings (2 Broke Girls)  
  • Margo Martindale (Your Honor)  
  • Malcolm-Jamal Warner (The Resident)  
  • Wendell Pierce (Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan)  
  • Rachel Bilson (The O.C.)  
  • Jack Davenport (The Morning Show)  
  • Molly Parker (Lost in Space)  
  • Betsy Brandt (Love, Victor)  
  • Keith Carradine (Fear the Walking Dead)  
  • Aisha Dee (Look Both Ways)   
  • Jason Ritter (Raising Dion

Accused trailer

Take a look at the riveting Accused trailer below. The clip is certainly one that piques the interest. 

How to watch Accused

Accused airs live on FOX in the US. If you've cut ties with traditional cable/satellite TV, FOX is an available channel on live TV streaming services like FuboTV, Hulu with Live TV, Sling TV and YouTube TV. Additionally, you can stream episodes the day after they air on Hulu. 

As more information becomes available about a potential UK release of the series, we'll pass along that update here. 

Terrell Smith

Terrell Smith has a diverse writing background having penned material for a wide array of clients including the federal government and Bravo television personalities.  When he’s not writing as Terrell, he’s writing under his pseudonym Tavion Scott, creating scripts for his audio drama podcasts. Terrell is a huge fan of great storytelling when it comes to television and film. Some of his favorite shows include The CrownWandaVision, Abbot Elementary and Godfather of HarlemAnd a fun fact is he's completely dialed into the TLC 90 Day Fiancé universe.