Second Installment of 'American Crime Story' Will Center on the Crime that Was Hurricane Katrina + Its Aftermath
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Second Installment of 'American Crime Story' Will Center on the Crime that Was Hurricane Katrina + Its Aftermath

American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson

Ryan Murphy’s “American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson” on the FX network – an anthology series (just like Murphy’s other FX series “American Horror Story”) – is a bona fide hit for the network, so of course a second season is planned, as FX has given a season 2 order for “American Crime Story.”

As for what real-life historical occurrence season 2 of the anthology will tackle, the second installment will center on Hurricane Katrina and its devastating aftermath.

Though FX Productions Senior VP Gina Balian’s team was still in negotiations for source material at press time, the producers are hoping to start production in the fall and have begun talking to writers.



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Murphy says the working plan is to follow a group of six to eight people in an attempt to examine all sides of the tragedy, from the Superdome in New Orleans to the hospital, to those who were put on buses and dropped off with babies who had to wear trash bags for multiple days.

“I want this show to be a socially conscious, socially aware examination of different types of crime around the world,” Murphy says. “And in my opinion, Katrina was a f—ing crime — a crime against a lot of people who didn’t have a strong voice, and we’re going to treat it as a crime. That’s what this show is all about.”

I’m certainly intrigued by his planned approach to the subject. I’m hopeful for what’s to become of the series.

So now we wait until 2017…

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